Payroll Specialist in Seattle Salary

A Payroll Specialist in Seattle, Washington earns an average wage of $23.16 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Payroll Tax Compliance and Ceridian Payroll System. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,986 - $73,698
$45K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,704
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$18.49 - $28.87
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MEDIAN: $24.36
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$0$73K
Salary $44,986 - $73,698
Bonus $2,438
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,630 - $65,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $18.49 - $28.87
Overtime $29.53 - $44.76
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $2,438
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,630 - $65,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

Payroll Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Payroll Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 15 salaries. A Payroll Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$53,000

▼4%

Late-Career
▼10%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲13%

Ceridian Payroll System
▲6%

Benefits & Compensation
▲3%

National Average
$53,000


ADP Payroll System
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%


Data Entry
▼10%

Accounts Payable
▼12%

Accounting
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 7%