Payroll Team Lead Salary in the United States

How much does a Payroll Team Lead make in the United States? The average Payroll Team Lead salary in the United States is $85,775 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $74,851 and $98,747. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Responsible for the coordination of payroll processing operations for a team. Monitors workflow, team assignments, and processing deadlines. Verifies accurate calculation of wages, tax withholding, and company deductions. Assists team members with resolving errors or responding to inquiries. May prepare reports on employee pay, commissions and bonuses; vacation, sick, disability and workers compensation leave; taxes, withholding, etc. Coordinates the distribution of paychecks and direct deposit programs. Provides training to team on policies, regulations, and processes. May require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor. Supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. (Copyright 2023

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    Payroll Administrator IV

    7 + years experience
    Associate's Degree

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    Payroll Team Lead

    3 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  3. Up a level:

    Payroll Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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