How much does a Payroll Manager make? The median annual Payroll Manager salary is $95,426, as of April 29, 2018, with a range usually between $83,826-$109,006, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Payroll Manager in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Payroll Manager in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Payroll Manager in the United States is $95,426, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Manager in the United States are expected to make less than $95,426.
Source: HR Reported data as of April 29, 2018
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Payroll Manager that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Manager are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of May 2018
Responsible for overseeing the processing of company payroll. Ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions. 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. May require accountability to both finance and human resource departments. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a Controller or Human Resources Manager. Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. View full job description