Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Resource management
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a payroll administrator make?
As a Payroll Administrator in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $48,466 per year or $23.3 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $63,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $37,000 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Payroll Administrator salaries are Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire. The typical tenure for a Payroll Administrator is 3.8 years.
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Average Payroll Administrator Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Payroll Administrator in the United States is $48,466 per year or $23.3 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Payroll Administrator will pay you the highest wages at around $59,999 per year. Even as an entry-level Payroll Administrator, you will make $41,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire are the highest paying states. Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$59,999
$59,999
2
2
Reno, NV
Reno, NV
$55,050
$55,050
3
3
Brockton, MA
Brockton, MA
$53,456
$53,456
4
4
New York, NY
New York, NY
$53,185
$53,185
5
5
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$51,370
$51,370

Map of Payroll Administrator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Payroll Administrators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Payroll Administrator Salary By Company

There is good job security in Payroll Administrator positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Payroll Administrators are Professional companies and Health Care companies. Companies like Resource management or Bain & Company will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Zebra Technologies and Haemonetics also pay high salaries to their Payroll Administrators.

Average Payroll Administrator Pay By Industry

Wages for Payroll Administrators can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Payroll Administrators well. Technology companies pay Payroll Administrators an average salary of $50,206, Health Care companies pay $50,169, and Manufacturing companys come in at $49,809. The types of companies that pay Payroll Administrators the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $44,779.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Technology
Technology
$50,206
$50,206
2
2
Health Care
Health Care
$50,169
$50,169
3
3
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$49,809
$49,809
4
4
Retail
Retail
$48,971
$48,971
5
5
Professional
Professional
$48,810
$48,810

Payroll Administrator Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Payroll Administrator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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03/06/2020
$58,436
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03/06/2020
$58,519
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03/06/2020
$41,177
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03/06/2020
$45,914
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03/05/2020
$41,740
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03/05/2020
$40,000
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03/05/2020
$24,794
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03/04/2020
$41,740
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03/04/2020
$59,480
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$75,000
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