Payroll Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$35,000
$27,000
Min 10%
$35,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lockheed Martin
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a payroll assistant make?
Payroll Assistants in the US make on average $35,193 annually or $16.92 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $44,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $27,000 per year. Professional companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best Payroll Assistant salaries are Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Payroll Assistant is 2.5 years.

Average Payroll Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Payroll Assistants make on average $35,193 annually or $16.92 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Payroll Assistant will pay you the highest wages at around $43,296 per year. Even an entry-level Payroll Assistant makes $31,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Payroll Assistants. Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kansas have the lowest reported salaries for Payroll Assistants.

Map of Payroll Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Payroll Assistant Salary By Company

If you are a Payroll Assistant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Professional companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Lockheed Martin and Renasant Bank are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Kroger or Richdale Apartments, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Payroll Assistants.

Average Payroll Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Payroll Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Professional companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Payroll Assistants. Manufacturing companies pay their Payroll Assistants the highest wages, averaging $35,512 per year. Professional companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $35,420 and $35,242, respectively. At $34,693, the average salary for Payroll Assistants in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,512
$36k
Professional
Professional
$35,420
$35k
Retail
Retail
$35,242
$35k
Construction
Construction
$35,073
$35k
Health Care
Health Care
$35,017
$35k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$34,693
$35k

Payroll Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Payroll Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Payroll Assistant can range from $29,737 to $39,551 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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Date Added
Salary
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