How much does a Payroll Manager make in the United States? The average Payroll Manager salary in the United States is $102,779 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $90,279 and $117,408. 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. 

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25% $90,279 10% $78,900 90% $130,727 75% $117,408 $102,779 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager is responsible for overseeing the processing of company payroll. Ensures accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions. Being a Payroll Manager prepares statistical reports on employee pay, commissions and bonuses, vacation, sick time, disability and workers compensation leave, and taxes/withholdings, etc. Ensures proper governmental reporting and compliance. Directs the activities of a small staff of professionals and support staff. Additionally, Payroll Manager may require accountability to both finance and human resource departments. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. 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 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Payroll Manager: Payroll Policy Development, Paid time off tracking, Payroll Process Optimization, X form Tax Adjustments ...More

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