Salary for
Payroll Administrator I in the United States

How much does a Payroll Administrator I earn in the United States? The average Payroll Administrator I salary in the United States is $53,986 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $52,348 and $58,667. 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 Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Responsible for the accurate preparation, documentation, and distribution of payroll via the payroll system. Reviews the computation of pay and ensures the company payroll policies are in accordance with the government regulations. Responds to and resolves any inquiries regarding paychecks. May coordinate payroll with outside service provider. Requires an associates degree. Typically reports to a Payroll Manager. Work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Payroll Administrator I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Payroll Administrator II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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