Payroll Analyst Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$55,000
$35,000
$55,000
$85,000
Payroll analysts in the United States make an average salary of $55,113 per year or $26.5 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $85,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Delaware provide the highest payroll analyst salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$63,816
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Map of Payroll Analyst Salaries

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

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Average Payroll Analyst Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a payroll analyst is roughly $55,113 per year, which boils down to $26.5 per hour. Interestingly enough, payroll analysts have the highest salaries in San Francisco, CA at about $75,633 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $47,000. Additionally, payroll analysts make more than the average salary in Farmington, CT, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, New York, NY, and Cleveland, OH. On a more broad level, payroll analyst salaries are highest in Alaska, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Nevada, and California. On the contrary, Iowa, Tennessee, and Georgia offer the lowest payroll analyst salaries.

Average Payroll Analyst Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a payroll analyst, working for Intuit or Thermo Fisher Scientific might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Helmerich & Payne and Facebook report highly competitive salaries for payroll analysts.

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Average Payroll Analyst Pay By Industry

Payroll analyst salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, manufacturing, and health care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a payroll analyst can make a yearly salary of $64,627 while working for technology companies. All the while, other payroll analysts are making $56,481 at manufacturing companies and $53,640 at health care companies. One industry payroll analysts may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $51,052.

Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$64,627
$65k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$56,481
$56k
Health Care
Health Care
$53,640
$54k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$51,052
$51k

Payroll Analyst Salary History

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Payroll Analyst Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a payroll analyst can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Payroll Analyst Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$62,874
$62,874
07/30/2020
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07/27/2020
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$90,000
$90,000
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07/22/2020
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$150,000
$150,000
07/22/2020
Avispa
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Payroll Analyst
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Payroll Analyst
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$52,175
$52,175
07/17/2020
Payroll Analyst
Payroll Analyst
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$59,480
$59,480
07/09/2020
Radiant Plumbing Services
Radiant Plumbing Services
Payroll Analyst
Payroll Analyst
Payroll Analyst
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$37,566
$37,566
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06/23/2020
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$56,349
$56,349
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Senior Payroll Analyst
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06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$48,792
$48,792
06/20/2020
Payroll Analyst
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06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$59,480
$59,480
06/17/2020
University Payroll Analyst, Provisional (Multiple Positions)
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06/16/2020
06/16/2020
$47,453
$47,453
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