How much does a Payroll Specialist make?

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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$47,195 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,034 salaries

$34K

Low

$47K

Average

$66K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

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

Seniority Levels

L2
Payroll Specialist$47,195 /yr
L3
Senior Payroll Specialist$54,957 /yr
Career Path

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$48,297

per year

Senior Payroll Specialist

$54,957

per year

Payroll Administrator

$50,894

per year

Payroll Analyst

$60,848

per year

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Paychex
3.8

Paychex

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $13 - $30
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$13

$30

$13 - $30 Range

ADP
4

ADP

Payroll Specialist

$47,206

 /yr
Range: $32K - $81K

$32K

$81K

$32,008 - $80,989 Range

Heartland Payment Systems
3.5

Heartland Payment Systems

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $70

$16

$70

$16 - $70 Range

Paycom
4.2

Paycom

Payroll Specialist

$43,661

 /yr
Range: $34K - $75K

$34K

$75K

$33,710 - $74,767 Range

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)
4.1

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

Payroll Specialist

$58,682

 /yr
Range: $49K - $72K

$49K

$72K

$48,764 - $71,947 Range

Costco Wholesale
4.1

Costco Wholesale

Payroll Specialist

$56,054

 /yr
Range: $54K - $64K

$54K

$64K

$53,583 - $63,862 Range

Insperity
4.2

Insperity

Payroll Specialist

$51,937

 /yr
Range: $46K - $65K

$46K

$65K

$45,504 - $65,177 Range

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Robert Half
3.8

Robert Half

Payroll Specialist

$52,881

 /yr
Range: $39K - $79K

$39K

$79K

$39,237 - $79,487 Range

TriNet
3.2

TriNet

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $29

$19

$29

$19 - $29 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Payroll Specialist

$42,678

 /yr
Range: $29K - $63K

$29K

$63K

$28,657 - $62,950 Range

BenefitMall
3.7

BenefitMall

Payroll Specialist

$43,959

 /yr
Range: $35K - $58K

$35K

$58K

$35,155 - $57,949 Range

Corporate Payroll Services
3.6

Corporate Payroll Services

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $31

$13

$31

$13 - $31 Range

Ceridian
4

Ceridian

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $27

$15

$27

$15 - $27 Range

Express Employment Professionals
3.8

Express Employment Professionals

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $13 - $32

$13

$32

$13 - $32 Range

Parallon
3.3

Parallon

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $18 - $25

$18

$25

$18 - $25 Range

Sage
4.1

Sage

Payroll Specialist

$47,273

 /yr
Range: $42K - $56K

$42K

$56K

$41,635 - $55,740 Range

PrimePay
3.8

PrimePay

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $20

$16

$20

$16 - $20 Range

Republic Services
3.5

Republic Services

Payroll Specialist

$51,363

 /yr
Range: $46K - $60K

$46K

$60K

$46,046 - $59,951 Range

Providence
3.7

Providence

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $20 - $33

$20

$33

$20 - $33 Range

Asure Software
3

Asure Software

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $19 - $28

$19

$28

$19 - $28 Range

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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.

If you are thinking of becoming a Payroll Specialist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Payroll Specialist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent payroll specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$40,000
per year
A Payroll Clerk in the Allentown, PA Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Allentown, PA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$125,000
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$64,000
per year
A Payroll in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$32
hourly
A Payroll Specialist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
$50,530
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $50,530 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$21
hourly
A Payroll Specialist in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public