Payroll Administrator salary in the United States

Average salary
$44,500/yr
Based on 3,182 income tax records
$22,000
$76,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$22,000
$76,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Payroll Administrators make?
The average total salary for a Payroll Administrator is $44,500 per year. This is based on data from 3,182 TurboTax users who reported their job as Payroll Administrator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Payroll Administrator salary can vary between $22,000 to $76,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Payroll Administrator salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
13 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$47K – $71K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
35 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$50K – $69K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
54 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$44K – $64K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
16 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$44K – $60K
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Allentown Metro Area, PA
13 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$39K – $62K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
49 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$41K – $62K
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Springfield Metro Area, MA
11 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$38K – $55K
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Birmingham Metro Area, AL
13 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$45K – $57K
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New York Metro Area, NY
123 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$42K – $60K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
36 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$42K – $54K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
16 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$47K – $64K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
64 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$40K – $60K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
65 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$40K – $64K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
35 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$42K – $55K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
51 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$42K – $55K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
94 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$38K – $59K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
87 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$33K – $58K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
38 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$38K – $54K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
70 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$43K – $55K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
13 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$42K – $59K
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Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA
16 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$32K – $59K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
29 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$42K – $50K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
38 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$40K – $56K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
48 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$39K – $57K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
35 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$39K – $54K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
53 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$37K – $54K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
36 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$37K – $56K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
119 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$37K – $57K
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Des Moines Metro Area, IA
11 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$35K – $53K
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Omaha Metro Area, NE
13 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$41K – $49K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
14 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$40K – $52K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
29 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$41K – $54K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
110 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$36K – $54K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
11 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$41K – $50K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
30 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$38K – $50K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
17 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$38K – $48K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
18 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$35K – $51K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
23 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$37K – $50K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
29 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$35K – $60K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
26 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$32K – $55K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
33 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$40K – $48K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
38 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$36K – $50K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
34 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$33K – $51K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
43 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$35K – $50K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
30 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$38K – $53K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
24 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$35K – $55K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
35 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$35K – $47K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
20 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$34K – $43K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
36 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$30K – $46K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
23 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$30K – $43K

Payroll Administrator salary by company

Employer
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Payroll Administrator demographics in United States

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58% are single
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42% are married
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45% have kids
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46% own a home

Payroll Administrator salaries by age in United States

$0
$12,375
$24,750
$37,125
$49,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Payroll Administrators in United States

3,182 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a payroll administrator in the United States is $44,500 per year. Payroll administrator salaries in the United States can vary between $22,000 to $76,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 3,182 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as payroll administrator.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for payroll administrators in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($68,000 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($59,500 a year), and Seattle Metro Area, WA ($57,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.