Payroll Specialist

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October 30, 2016

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Payroll Specialist Job Description

Payroll Specialists Audit employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy. Maintain, prepare and process payroll for organization personnel. Prepare payroll related journal entries for period-end. Compile and submit payroll deductions related check requests and payments. Maintain current knowledge of IRS regulations.

Payroll Specialist Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Payroll Specialist is $39323 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $53981. The lowest salary reported was $29592. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Payroll Specialist is $19.55 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $26.84. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $14.72. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Payroll Specialist are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $196.53 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Payroll Specialist. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $39,065 – $61,556
Florida – $29,649 – $50,327
Georgia – $32,681 – $52,370
Illinois – $30,479 – $58,466
New York – $29,268 – $58,723
Pennsylvania – $30,792 – $52,357
Texas – $34,761 – $56,995

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These are the highest paying cities for a Payroll Specialist. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Dallas, Texas –
Chicago, Illinois –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Houston, Texas –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Indianapolis, Indiana –
San Diego, California –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Payroll Specialist from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $39323 while in 2007 it was just $36467.46

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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89%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 11% of Payroll Specialists were males while 89% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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Administrative Assistant
$21,321 – $43,589
Payroll Coordinator
$28,706 – $50,614

Future Jobs

Payroll Administrator
$28,853 – $53,390
Payroll Manager
$32,837 – $80,521
Payroll Supervisor
$33,964 – $67,799


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