How much does a Payroll Manager make in the United States? The average Payroll Manager salary in the United States is $110,353 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $97,377 and $125,761. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Recently searched related titles: Avionics Software Engineer

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $97,377 10% $85,563 90% $139,789 75% $125,761 $110,353 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Payroll Manager jobs in Virginia

ADP Payroll Manager

Kearney & Company - Alexandria, VA

Accounting Manager

AUVSI -- Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International - Arlington, VA

Payroll Manager

The Richmond Group USA - Chester, VA

Payroll Manager

TekStream Solutions - Herndon, VA

Job Description for Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager is responsible for managing payroll processing operations. Establishes policies and processes that ensure accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions. Being a Payroll Manager interfaces between finance and human resource departments to provide accurate and useful information. Develops and produces payroll-related statistical reports. Additionally, Payroll Manager ensures accurate and on-time governmental reporting and compliance. Oversees the activities and training of both professionals and support staff. Directs the resolution of complex issues or errors. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Payroll Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Payroll Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

See user submitted job responsibilities for Payroll Manager.

Job Openings for Payroll Manager

Career Path for Payroll Manager

Those that have already made the climb...
Theodore B. Young, Chief Financial Officer
Dorian LPG Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) through its LPG tankers worldwide. It owns and operates very large gas carriers (VLGCs). As of June 26, 2018, its fleet consisted of 22 VLGCs with carrying capacity of approximately 1.8 million cubic meters. ... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2021
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
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
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Payroll Manager, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
97377
125761
110353

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
102647
136814
118377
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Payroll Manager in the United States. The base salary for Payroll Manager ranges from $97,377 to $125,761 with the average base salary of $110,353. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $102,647 to $136,814 with the average total cash compensation of $118,377.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

97377
125761

 

Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills associated with Payroll Manager: E-filing Employment Tax, Garnishments and Levies, Paid time off tracking, Payroll Policy Development ...More

Salary estimation for Payroll Manager at companies like : CPI AEROSTRUCTURES INC, DORIAN LPG LTD, HOWMET AEROSPACE INC