Payroll Processor Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$38,000
$30,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$49,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
TriZetto Healthcare Products
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a payroll processor make?
Payroll Processors in America make, on average, $38,852 a year or $18.68 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $49,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $30,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Payroll Processors are in Professional companies and Retail companies. Maine, Alaska, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have the highest paying Payroll Processor jobs. The typical tenure for a Payroll Processor is 3.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Processor
$32,521

Average Payroll Processor Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Payroll Processor in the United States is $38,852 per year or $18.68 per hour. Payroll Processors make the most in Boston, MA at about $46,659 per year. The average entry-level salary in Boston, MA is $31,000. Maine, Alaska, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are the states with the highest payscale for Payroll Processors. Arkansas, Florida, Alabama, Kansas, and Tennessee are the lowest earners.

Map of Payroll Processor Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Payroll Processor Salary By Company

Payroll Processor jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Payroll Processors are in Professional companies and Retail companies. TriZetto Healthcare Products and Bed Bath & Beyond are the best paying companies for Payroll Processors. Companies like Automatic Data Processing and Safeway also report very competitive wages for Payroll Processors.

Average Payroll Processor Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Payroll Processor works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Insurance companies, and Technology companies pay higher-than-average wages for Payroll Processors. Hospitality companies pay their Payroll Processors the highest wages, averaging $40,086 per year. Insurance companies and Technology companies pay well too, at $39,707 and $39,120, respectively. At $38,325, the average salary for Payroll Processors in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Hospitality
Hospitality
$40,086
$40k
Insurance
Insurance
$39,707
$40k
Technology
Technology
$39,120
$39k
Professional
Professional
$38,639
$39k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$38,325
$38k

Payroll Processor Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Payroll Processor Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Payroll Processor can range from $32,828 to $43,663 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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