PERSONAL CAPITAL Payroll Administrator Salary in the United States

How much does an Payroll Administrator make at companies like PERSONAL CAPITAL in the United States? The average salary for Payroll Administrator at companies like PERSONAL CAPITAL in the United States is $81,187 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $71,591 and $90,783. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does an Payroll Administrator do at companies like PERSONAL CAPITAL?

About us:

Personal Capital is a leading digital wealth management company, founded in 2009. We’re on a mission to transform financial lives through technology and people, providing both insight-driven advice with free financial tools and personalized wealth management from 200+ registered financial advisors across the county. Personal Capital has raised $315 million in capital from accomplished financial and strategic investors (IVP, Venrock, Crosslink, Corsair, Blackrock, BBVA, USAA, IGM/Power) to disrupt the traditional $30 trillion U.S. wealth management market. Our free personal finance app is utilized by over two million users, helping them track over $650 billion of their personal finances, all in one place. Our award-winning apps paved the way for our advisory firm, which now manages over $9 billion in personalized investment portfolios for American families. Personal Capital is headquartered in Redwood Shores with offices in San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, and Atlanta.


This role:

Personal Capital is seeking a full-time Payroll Administrator for its Accounting department in Redwood Shores. The Payroll Administrator will be responsible for processing multi-state payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees as well as owning all aspects of payroll.  We are looking for a team player who is ready and eager to join a fast-paced start-up.



  • Manage the day-to-day operations of payroll administration, time reporting, time off requests, taxes and garnishments
  • Review, audit, reconcile and update payroll prior to transmission to ensure pay and  tax calculations are accurate and in compliance with company policy, federal, state and local regulations
  • Responsible for payroll and related benefits account reconciliations, including preparing payroll journal entries, preparing PTO, bonus accruals and commission accruals, and loading 401K contribution files
  • Main point of contact for employee payroll/time off related questions
  • Complete written and verbal employee verifications
  • Prepare and electronically deliver monthly commission statements
  • Review and process expense reimbursements through Concur
  • Interface with auditors, providing information and documentation as required
  • Maintain and organize finance and payroll records
  • Research which payroll taxes are required and register for those states
  • Research and understand what is considered taxable income for any new state
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


Skills and Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience with end to end payroll processing
  • Bachelor’s degree[AM4]  in Accounting, Finance or related field preferred 
  • Experience with Namely payroll system, Time Clock Plus or other time keeping software, Excel preferred
  • Knowledge of payroll, time reporting and other HR systems, processes, regulations, and policies
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented with excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills


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$71,591 Low Average $81,187 High $90,783

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the PERSONAL CAPITAL Payroll Administrator in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $71,591 to $90,783 with an average total cash compensation of $81,187. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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