Payroll Specialist

Payroll Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
$32,000
Min 10%
$41,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lithia Motors
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a payroll specialist make?
The national average salary for a Payroll Specialist in the U.S. is $41,384 annually or $19.9 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $52,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000. Professional companies and Internet companies have the most job opportunities for Payroll Specialists. The best states for high paying Payroll Specialist jobs are District of Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Connecticut, and California. The typical employment for a Payroll Specialist is 3.1 years.
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Average Payroll Specialist Salary By Location

Payroll Specialists in the United States of America make on average $41,384 a year or $19.9 per hour. The top city when it comes to Payroll Specialist salaries is Washington, DC at $50,709 per year. Even an entry-level Payroll Specialist makes $39,000 per year in Washington, DC. District of Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Connecticut, and California are the top 5 highest earning states for Payroll Specialists. Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Dakota are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Washington, DC
$50,709
2
San Francisco, CA
$48,072
3
Seattle, WA
$47,970
4
Boston, MA
$46,759
5
Denver, CO
$45,754

Average Payroll Specialist Salary By Company

There is good job security in Payroll Specialist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Professional companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Payroll Specialists at Lithia Motors and ACProducts report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like DIVERSANT and Heartland Payment Systems report highly competitive salaries for Payroll Specialists.

Average Payroll Specialist Pay By Industry

Payroll Specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Professional companies, Manufacturing companies, and Health Care companies pay their Payroll Specialists well. Professional companies pay their Payroll Specialists the highest wages, averaging $42,415 per year. Manufacturing companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $42,178 and $41,953, respectively. At $40,770, the average salary for Payroll Specialists in the Technology industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$42,415
2
Manufacturing
$42,178
3
Health Care
$41,953
4
Hospitality
$41,469
5
Retail
$40,966

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
01/31/2020
$50,000
Robert Half
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01/29/2020
$43,618
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$39,653
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$52,175
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$37,566
Robert Half
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$50,000
Randstad
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$51,069
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State of Oklahoma
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$42,000
Robert Half
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$41,740
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