Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Payroll Specialist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$72,148 / yrTotal Pay
$49,349 / yrBase Pay
$22,799 / yrAdditional Pay

$72,148

 / yr
$39K$440K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Payroll Specialist is $72,148 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,349 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 $22,799 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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What is the total pay trajectory for Payroll Specialist?
$72,148 /yr
Payroll Specialist
$77,685 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Payroll Specialist?

Some related job titles are Payroll Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $68,767, Senior Payroll Specialist Salaries with median pay of $77,685, Payroll Administrator Salaries with median pay of $75,039, Payroll Analyst Salaries with median pay of $86,236.

What are total pay estimates for a Payroll Specialist at different companies?

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Paychex
3.8
Payroll Specialist

263 salaries

665 open jobs

$4,116

 / mo
ADP
4.0
Payroll Specialist

146 salaries

4,161 open jobs

$51,588

 / yr
Heartland
3.8
Payroll Specialist

58 salaries

370 open jobs

$4,087

 / mo
Paycom
4.1
Payroll Specialist

43 salaries

463 open jobs

$46,838

 / yr
Robert Half
3.9
Payroll Specialist

34 salaries

18,545 open jobs

$50,020

 / yr
UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)
4.1
Payroll Specialist

31 salaries

523 open jobs

$54,889

 / yr
Costco Wholesale
4.0
Payroll Specialist

27 salaries

717 open jobs

$46,108

 / yr

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Insperity
4.1
Payroll Specialist

26 salaries

72 open jobs

$51,750

 / yr
TriNet
3.5
Payroll Specialist

22 salaries

200 open jobs

$4,504

 / mo
Aerotek
3.6
Payroll Specialist

19 salaries

11,025 open jobs

$49,638

 / yr
BenefitMall
3.7
Payroll Specialist

18 salaries

53 open jobs

$48,400

 / yr
Corporate Payroll Services
3.6
Payroll Specialist

18 salaries

18 open jobs

$3,753

 / mo
Ceridian
3.9
Payroll Specialist

17 salaries

358 open jobs

$4,461

 / mo
Express Employment Professionals
3.9
Payroll Specialist

16 salaries

5,524 open jobs

$3,811

 / mo
Sage
4.0
Payroll Specialist

14 salaries

653 open jobs

$49,383

 / yr
Parallon
3.4
Payroll Specialist

13 salaries

450 open jobs

$3,960

 / mo
Barrett Business Services
3.1
Payroll Specialist

13 salaries

63 open jobs

$46,415

 / yr
Asure Software
2.5
Payroll Specialist

12 salaries

73 open jobs

$4,501

 / mo
PrimePay
4.0
Payroll Specialist

12 salaries

31 open jobs

$49,718

 / yr
Gusto
3.7
Payroll Specialist

12 salaries

5 open jobs

$57,576

 / yr
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Human resources (HR) jobs are an essential part of many businesses and tend to grow at a similar rate as the overall labor market. As the labor market strengthens and businesses increase hiring, more recruiters and HR specialists are needed. Many HR jobs lend themselves well to remote work, which will become more common in the coming years. Smaller companies are expected to continue to shift many HR functions to agencies, rather than rely on in-house specialists, providing opportunities for employees to diversify their work. Data and technology will play an increasingly important role in HR, so digital and quantitative skills can help candidates stand out.

Recent payroll specialist Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Payroll Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Payroll Analyst

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$89,100

/yr

$81K | $8K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Payroll Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$51,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
HR&Payroll Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$73,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Payroll and Benefits

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Payroll Administrator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$63,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Payroll Specialist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Payroll Specialist is $49,349 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Payroll Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3441 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Payroll Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Payroll Specialist in United States is $63,990 per year.

The lowest salary for a Payroll Specialist in United States is $38,058 per year.

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