Payroll Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Payroll Manager make in the United States? The average Payroll Manager salary in the United States is $98,061 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $86,134 and $112,024. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the processing of company payroll. Ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions. Being a Payroll Manager prepares statistical reports on employee pay, commissions and bonuses, vacation, sick time, disability and workers compensation leave, and taxes/withholdings, etc. Ensures proper governmental reporting and compliance. Directs the activities of a small staff of professionals and support staff. Additionally, Payroll Manager may require accountability to both finance and human resource departments. Requires a bachelors degree. Typically reports to a Controller or Human Resources Manager. The Payroll Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Payroll Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Payroll Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    5 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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