How much does a Payroll Administrator II make in the United States? The average Payroll Administrator II salary in the United States is $71,085 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $63,820 and $79,364. 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. 

Payroll Administrator II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Payroll Administrator II Salary $57,206 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Payroll Administrator II Salary $63,820 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Payroll Administrator II Salary $71,085 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Payroll Administrator II Salary $79,364 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Payroll Administrator II Salary $86,901 US February 26, 2024
25% $63,820 10% $57,206 90% $86,901 75% $79,364 $71,085 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Payroll Administrator II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


General Ledger: Creating and keeping track of business transactions and activities to monitor financial operations.


Life insurance: Life Insurance can be defined as a contract between an insurance policy holder and an insurance company, where the insurer promises to pay a sum of money in exchange for a premium, upon the death of an insured person or after a set period

Customer Service 2.99%
General Ledger 1.15%
Life insurance 0.58%
Others 95.28%

Job Description for Payroll Administrator II

Payroll Administrator II 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 II 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 II 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. Typically requires an associate degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Payroll Administrator II occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Payroll Administrator II typically requires 2-4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Payroll Administrator II, the upper level is Payroll Administrator III and then progresses to Payroll Administrator IV.

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Payroll Administrator II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Payroll Administrator II, the highest Payroll Administrator II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Payroll Administrator II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Payroll Administrator II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Payroll Administrator II salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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