Payroll Administrator Salary in the US

$47,371
per year
per hour
$22.77
per hour
per year

Payroll Administrator - Average Salary & Hourly Wage

The average salary for a Payroll Administrator is $47,371 per year ($22.77 per hour), which is $6,119 (-11%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Payroll Administrator can expect an average starting salary of $35,882. The highest salaries can exceed $64,213.
$35,882
Low
$47,371
Average salary
$64,213
High
$17.25
Low
$22.77
Average salary
$30.87
High

Payroll Administrator Salary Range

Low
$35,882
Average salary
$47,371
Senior
$53,298
High
$64,213
Low
$17.25
Average salary
$22.77
Senior
$25.62
High
$30.87
Among HR Payroll Administrators in the US, early career Payroll and Benefits Administrators tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Payroll Administrators enjoy the highest salaries.

Payroll Administrator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Payroll Administrator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,000 per year. A mid career Payroll Administrator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $45,000, while a Senior Payroll Administrator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $53,000. Compensation and Payroll Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn $58,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Payroll Administrator

Late Career▲ +22%
Senior▲ +12%
Average Salary$47,371/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
89%
Male
11%

Payroll Administrator - Jobs by Location

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The salary information presented on this page is based on all Payroll Administrator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Payroll Administrator

How much does a Payroll Administrator make in the US?
A Payroll Administrator in the US earns an average of $47,371 gross per year, which is about $22.77 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Payroll Administrator updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Payroll Administrator in the US?
The starting salary of a Payroll Administrator in the US is around $35,882 gross per year. Early career Payroll and Benefits Administrators usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Payroll Administrator in the US?
The highest salary of a Payroll Administrator in the US can reach and exceed $64,213 gross per year. Senior Payroll Administrators usually have the highest salaries.
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