Average Payroll Manager Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Payroll Manager is $72,935

Base Salary
$52k - $99k
$1k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$47k - $102k
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What Do Payroll Managers Do?

Payroll Manager Tasks
  • Maintain, direct and calculate the entry of data.
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of the payroll records.
  • Create audit reports to verify the accuracy of the payroll run.
  • Manage the daily operations of the payroll group.
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How do Payroll Managers Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
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FAQs About Payroll Managers

What is the highest pay for Payroll Managers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Payroll Manager is $99k / year

What is the lowest pay for Payroll Managers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Payroll Manager is $52k / year

How can Payroll Managers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Payroll Manager is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Payroll Manager that oversees more junior Payroll Managers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.