Payroll Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$67,000
$49,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BNP Paribas
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a payroll manager make?
The national average salary for a Payroll Manager in the United States is $67,307 per year or $32.36 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 42,000. The top 10 percent earn over $91,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $49,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Payroll Managers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. California, Nevada, Washington, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have the highest paying Payroll Manager jobs. The typical tenure for a Payroll Manager is 4.7 years.
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Average Payroll Manager Salary By Location

Payroll Managers in the US makes an average salary of $67,307 per year or $32.36 per hour. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Payroll Manager will pay you the highest wages at around $96,573 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Payroll Managers is $64,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Payroll Manager salaries are California, Nevada, Washington, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Illinois, Tennessee, Iowa, Kansas, and Florida are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Payroll Manager Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Payroll Manager Salary By Company

Payroll Managers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Payroll Managers. BNP Paribas and Tampa Electric are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Charles Schwab and KPMG pay their Payroll Managers very well.

Average Payroll Manager Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Payroll Manager works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for Payroll Managers. Professional companies pay their Payroll Managers the highest wages, averaging $70,461 per year. Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $69,389 and $68,367, respectively. The average salary for Payroll Managers in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $65,209.
Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$70,461
$70k
Construction
Construction
$69,389
$69k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$68,367
$68k
Health Care
Health Care
$68,233
$68k
Retail
Retail
$66,987
$67k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$65,209
$65k

Payroll Manager Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Payroll Manager Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Payroll Manager can range from $56,873 to $75,643 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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Location
Date Added
Salary
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