Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Payroll Specialist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$90,380 / yrTotal Pay
$68,634 / yrBase Pay
$21,745 / yrAdditional Pay

$90,380

 / yr
$52K$317K
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The estimated total pay for a Payroll Specialist is $90,380 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $68,634 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,745 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Paychex
3.8

Paychex

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $13 - $32

$13

$32

$13 - $32 Range

ADP
4.0

ADP

Payroll Specialist

$49,192

 /yr
Range: $34K - $86K

$34K

$86K

$33,832 - $85,602 Range

Heartland
3.7

Heartland

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $74

$17

$74

$17 - $74 Range

Paycom
4.0

Paycom

Payroll Specialist

$46,279

 /yr
Range: $36K - $79K

$36K

$79K

$35,630 - $79,026 Range

Insperity
4.2

Insperity

Payroll Specialist

$53,886

 /yr
Range: $48K - $73K

$48K

$73K

$48,051 - $73,096 Range

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)
4.1

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

Payroll Specialist

$61,678

 /yr
Range: $52K - $76K

$52K

$76K

$51,542 - $76,046 Range

Costco Wholesale
4.0

Costco Wholesale

Payroll Specialist

$59,305

 /yr
Range: $57K - $67K

$57K

$67K

$56,636 - $67,500 Range

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Robert Half
3.9

Robert Half

Payroll Specialist

$57,789

 /yr
Range: $41K - $84K

$41K

$84K

$41,472 - $84,015 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Payroll Specialist

$45,109

 /yr
Range: $38K - $60K

$38K

$60K

$38,343 - $60,000 Range

TriNet
3.6

TriNet

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $20 - $26

$20

$26

$20 - $26 Range

Ceridian
3.8

Ceridian

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $19 - $27

$19

$27

$19 - $27 Range

Corporate Payroll Services
3.5

Corporate Payroll Services

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $33

$14

$33

$14 - $33 Range

BenefitMall
3.9

BenefitMall

Payroll Specialist

$46,463

 /yr
Range: $37K - $61K

$37K

$61K

$37,158 - $61,250 Range

Express Employment Professionals
3.9

Express Employment Professionals

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $14 - $34

$14

$34

$14 - $34 Range

Barrett Business Services
3.2

Barrett Business Services

Payroll Specialist

$73,470

 /yr
Range: $60K - $101K

$60K

$101K

$60,311 - $100,730 Range

Parallon
3.3

Parallon

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $27

$19

$27

$19 - $27 Range

Vensure Employer Services
3.2

Vensure Employer Services

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $18 - $27

$18

$27

$18 - $27 Range

Sage
4.1

Sage

Payroll Specialist

$49,965

 /yr
Range: $44K - $59K

$44K

$59K

$44,006 - $58,915 Range

PrimePay
3.9

PrimePay

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $17 - $21

$17

$21

$17 - $21 Range

Oasis®
3.9

Oasis®

Payroll Specialist

$48,537

 /yr
Range: $41K - $79K

$41K

$79K

$40,794 - $79,450 Range

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$28

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8 days ago by a Human Resources & Payroll Specialist with more than 15 years of experience

$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Payroll Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$85,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,500/yr

8 days ago by a Payroll Specialist with 10 to 14 years of experience

$16

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Payroll Specialist with 7 to 9 years of experience

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$17

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Payroll Specialist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Managed Payroll Specialist with more than 15 years of experience

$56,700

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Payroll Analyst with less than one year of experience

$50,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Payroll Specialist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Payroll Specialist salaries

The national average salary for a Payroll Specialist is $47,195 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Payroll Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3034 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Payroll Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Payroll Specialist in United States is $65,913 per year.

The lowest salary for a Payroll Specialist in United States is $33,793 per year.

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