How much does a Payroll Administrator III make in the United States? The average Payroll Administrator III salary in the United States is $82,683 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $73,836 and $93,200. 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. 

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Job Description for Payroll Administrator III

Payroll Administrator III is responsible for the accurate preparation, documentation, distribution and reconciliation of payroll and the administration of the payroll system. Reviews the computation of pay and associated deductions for accuracy. Being a Payroll Administrator III maintains up-to-date knowledge of city, state, provincial, local, and federal legislation affecting payroll; understands and follows applicable provisions. Prepares required tax filings and other reporting. Additionally, Payroll Administrator III may coordinate payroll processing with an outside service provider. Responds to and resolves any inquiries regarding paychecks or payroll reporting. Ensures payroll issues are escalated and resolved promptly. Requires an associate degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Payroll Administrator III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Payroll Administrator III typically requires 4-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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