Average Payroll Manager Salary

$67,697
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,057
Bonus
$5,087
Commission
$4,750
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The average salary for a Payroll Manager is $67,697.
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$48k
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$68k
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$94k
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$48k - $94k
Bonus
$1k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Commission
$4k - $21k
Total Pay
$43k - $96k
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What Do Payroll Managers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Manager

4.1 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll Manager

The top respondents for the job title Payroll Manager are from the companies Pushpay, After School Matters and ProTec Building Services. Reported salaries are highest at Oregon State University (OSU) where the average pay is $97,326. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pushpay and Komar, earning around $80,871 and $77,500, respectively. Texans Can pays the lowest at around $57,931. After School Matters and ProTec Building Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,505 and $65,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Managers?

Skills in ADP Payroll System, Payroll Tax Compliance and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Payroll Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Managers?

An entry-level Payroll Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,120 based on 21 salaries. An early career Payroll Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,378 based on 767 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,643 based on 915 salaries. An experienced Payroll Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,765 based on 1,917 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,934.
Employees with Payroll Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (13.3% more) and New York, New York (12.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,165 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.4%
Early Career
14.8%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
37.1%
Late Career
29.9%