Payroll Supervisor Salary

The majority of Payroll Supervisors in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $77K per year, and the median is $59K annually. In the world of Payroll Supervisors, overall income ranges from $41K near the bottom to $77K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Payroll Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Payroll Supervisors (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women.

$44,399 - $75,742
$44K
$59K
$76K
MEDIAN: $59,070
10%
50%
90%

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$15.11 - $31.67
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.29
10%
50%
90%

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$0$76K
Salary $44,399 - $75,742
Bonus $1,005 - $6,947
Profit Sharing $2,043 - $11,745
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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$40,668 - $76,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 587
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.11 - $31.67
Overtime $22.95 - $45.67
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $1,005 - $6,947
Profit Sharing $2,043 - $11,745
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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$40,668 - $76,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

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Job Description for Payroll Supervisor

A typical payroll supervisor is responsible for reviewing payroll, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal government regulations. Payroll supervisors work extensively with finances in a detail-oriented and deadline-based environment. This field requires individuals stay current with changes in government requirements so that the employer remains in compliance. Payroll supervisors may hire and supervise payroll clerks who work under them; this may include training, directing work, proving performance reviews, and meting out rewards and disciplinary action. They may also work closely with human resources personnel, business owners, and employees.

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Payroll Supervisor Tasks

  • Approve time records and requests for time off.
  • Write descriptions for job openings.
  • Screen, hire, orient and train new employees.
  • Assign duties and evaluate performance of subordinates.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Supervisor


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Payroll Supervisors sometimes assume positions such as Payroll Directors. That role pays $88K per year on average. A Payroll Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Payroll Supervisors. Paychecks for that role are $56K on average. The Human Resources Manager position is another common transition for Payroll Supervisors; in this role, salaries are typically at the $59K mark.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor


Survey results imply that Payroll Supervisors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, ADP Time and Attendance System, Ceridian Payroll System, and SAP Payroll are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Human Resources, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Payroll Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 308 salaries. A Payroll Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,756

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Payroll Supervisors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Payroll Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Payroll Supervisors in San Antonio report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Chicago (20 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Payroll Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Supervisor?

Payroll Supervisor in Sacramento:
"Payroll Supervisor."
Pros: I like being able to work in a office that has a good atmosphere, and I like doing what I do honestly. Being able to help make sure people are getting paid what they should and checks are being sent out on time.
Cons: The fact that I feel like I don't get paid what I should, and I feel my manager takes me less serious because I am young, but I take pride in what I do and how I do it.

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Key Stats for Payroll Supervisor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Payroll Supervisor Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼4%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Payroll Supervisor Salaries

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
▲20%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▲12%

Ceridian Payroll System
▲11%

SAP Payroll
▲6%





▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$58,000





Human Resources
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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