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Senior Payroll Specialist

Senior Payroll Specialist Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $88,000 $7,333 $1,692 $42
75th Percentile $74,500 $6,208 $1,432 $36
Average $66,983 $5,581 $1,288 $32
25th Percentile $50,000 $4,166 $961 $24
$34,500 - $40,999
6% of jobs
$41,000 - $47,499
12% of jobs
$50,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$47,500 - $53,999
13% of jobs
$54,000 - $60,499
14% of jobs
The average salary is $66,983 a year
$60,500 - $66,999
19% of jobs
$67,000 - $73,499
9% of jobs
$74,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$73,500 - $79,999
8% of jobs
$80,000 - $86,499
7% of jobs
$88,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$86,500 - $92,999
4% of jobs
$93,000 - $99,499
1% of jobs
$99,500 - $106,000
0% of jobs

National Average

$34,500 $66,983/year $32/hour $106,000
Senior Payroll Specialist Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

As of Nov 20, 2020, the average annual pay for a Senior Payroll Specialist in the United States is $66,983 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $32.20 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,288/week or $5,582/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $106,000 and as low as $34,500, the majority of Senior Payroll Specialist salaries currently range between $50,000 (25th percentile) to $74,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $88,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Senior Payroll Specialist varies greatly (by as much as $24,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Senior Payroll Specialist job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Senior Payroll Specialist in your area makes on average $67,902 per year, or $919 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $66,983. Virginia ranks number 6 out of 50 states nationwide for Senior Payroll Specialist salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Senior Payroll Specialist jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Senior Payroll Specialist Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Senior Payroll Specialist job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Francisco, CA, with Fremont, CA and San Jose, CA close behind in the second and third positions. San Jose, CA beats the national average by $11,185 (15.4%), and San Francisco, CA furthers that trend with another $16,578 (22.0%) above the $66,983 average.

Importantly, San Francisco, CA has a moderately active Senior Payroll Specialist job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Senior Payroll Specialist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 10% between San Francisco, CA and Norwalk, CT, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Senior Payroll Specialist role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Francisco, CA$83,561$6,963$1,607$40.17
Fremont, CA$80,161$6,680$1,542$38.54
San Jose, CA$78,169$6,514$1,503$37.58
Oakland, CA$77,305$6,442$1,487$37.17
Tanaina, AK$77,062$6,422$1,482$37.05
Wasilla, AK$77,062$6,422$1,482$37.05
Sunnyvale, CA$75,817$6,318$1,458$36.45
Hayward, CA$75,686$6,307$1,456$36.39
Jackson, WY$75,368$6,281$1,449$36.23
Norwalk, CT$75,240$6,270$1,447$36.17

Top 5 Best Paying Related Senior Payroll Specialist Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Senior Payroll Specialist job category that pay more per year than a typical Senior Payroll Specialist salary. Top examples of these roles include: VP Payroll, Vice President Payroll, and Head Of Payroll.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Senior Payroll Specialist jobs, with a range of just $38,730 (44.9%) to $68,968 (68.0%) more than the average Senior Payroll Specialist salary of $66,983.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
VP Payroll$135,951$11,329$2,614$65.36
Vice President Payroll$135,951$11,329$2,614$65.36
Head Of Payroll$113,714$9,476$2,187$54.67
Payroll Director$109,193$9,099$2,100$52.50
Senior Payroll Manager$105,713$8,809$2,033$50.82
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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