Payroll Specialist Salary

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The average yearly salary for Payroll Specialist is $33,150. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Payroll Specialist, you could expect a starting pay rate of $27,300 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $39,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Payroll Specialist Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Payroll Specialist Salary

$26,520 - $39,780

Starting Yearly Payroll Specialist Salary

$21,840 - $32,760

Top Yearly Payroll Specialist Salary

$31,200 - $46,800

Monthly Payroll Specialist Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Payroll Specialist Salary

$2,210 - $3,315

Starting Monthly Payroll Specialist Salary

$1,820 - $2,730

Top Monthly Payroll Specialist Salary

$2,600 - $3,900

Hourly Payroll Specialist Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Payroll Specialist Salary

$12 - $18

Starting Hourly Payroll Specialist Salary

$10 - $15

Top Hourly Payroll Specialist Salary

$14 - $21


Payroll Specialist Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Payroll Specialist age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Payroll Specialist are male in the United States, and 51% of the Payroll Specialist are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Payroll Specialist


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