Payroll Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$37,000
$29,000
Min 10%
$37,000
Median 50%
$48,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Ball
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a payroll technician make?
Payroll Technicians in the US make on average $37,676 annually or $18.11 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 19,000. The top 10 percent earn over $48,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $29,000 annually. Most Payroll Technician jobs are in Construction companies and Manufacturing companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Payroll Technician salaries are Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The typical tenure for a Payroll Technician is 3.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Technician
$38,397

Average Payroll Technician Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Payroll Technician in the USA is $37,676 annually or $18.11 hourly. The city with the highest Payroll Technician salary is Anchorage, AK at $49,624 per year. The Anchorage, AK average entry-level salary for Payroll Technicians is $40,000. Some of the states with the best Payroll Technician salaries are Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Iowa, Florida, and Alabama have the lowest Payroll Technician salaries.

Map of Payroll Technician Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Payroll Technician Salary By Company

There is good job security in Payroll Technician positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Payroll Technicians are in Construction companies and Manufacturing companies. Ball and Cummins are the best paying companies for Payroll Technicians. Also, companies like San Jose State University and University of Alaska pay their Payroll Technicians very well.

Average Payroll Technician Pay By Industry

Payroll Technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Payroll Technicians. Manufacturing companies pay Payroll Technicians an average salary of $38,227, Technology companies pay $38,169, and Health Care companys come in at $37,609. At $36,225, the average salary for Payroll Technicians in the Government industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$38,227
$38k
Technology
Technology
$38,169
$38k
Health Care
Health Care
$37,609
$38k
Transportation
Transportation
$37,118
$37k
Professional
Professional
$36,952
$37k
Government
Government
$36,225
$36k

Payroll Technician Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Payroll Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Payroll Technician can range from $31,835 to $42,342 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.

Recently Added Payroll Technician Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
03/08/2020
$37,336
Montana State University
Payroll Technician
03/06/2020
$31,639
City of Citrus Heights, Ca
Payroll Technician (19985622)
03/04/2020
$55,994
Payroll Technician
03/02/2020
$35,062
01/17/2020
$40,968
Payroll Technician
01/16/2020
$46,548
Phoenix Union High School District
Payroll Technician
01/11/2020
$38,547
San Jose State University
Payroll Technician
12/31/2019
$37,212
Payroll Technician
12/21/2019
$54,612
12/18/2019
$46,185
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