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How much does a Payroll Specialist make?

Updated Jan. 21, 2022
US$47,195 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,034 salaries

US$34K

Low

US$47K

Average

US$66K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Payroll Specialist make? The national average salary for a Payroll Specialist is $47,195 in United States. Filter by location to see Payroll Specialist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,034 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Payroll Specialist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Payroll Specialist$58,492 /yr
L3
Senior Payroll Specialist$65,166 /yr
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$59,783

per year

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$65,166

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Payroll Administrator

$54,730

per year

Payroll Analyst

$69,731

per year

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ADP
4

ADP

Payroll Specialist

$52,584

 /yr
Range: $42K - $67K
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$42K

$67K

$42,000 - $66,791 Range

Ceridian
4

Ceridian

Payroll Specialist

$53,008

 /yr
Range: $44K - $68K

$44K

$68K

$43,968 - $68,066 Range

Vaco Lannick
4.1

Vaco Lannick

Payroll Specialist

$66,352

 /yr
Range: $60K - $79K

$60K

$79K

$59,717 - $78,991 Range

Wagepoint
4.7

Wagepoint

Payroll Specialist

$47,395

 /yr
Range: $42K - $61K

$42K

$61K

$42,067 - $60,928 Range

Robert Half
3.9

Robert Half

Payroll Specialist

$65,976

 /yr
Range: $55K - $71K

$55K

$71K

$55,294 - $71,092 Range

Randstad
3.9

Randstad

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $20 - $36

$20

$36

$20 - $36 Range

Chartwell Retirement Residences
3.3

Chartwell Retirement Residences

Payroll Specialist

$58,374

 /yr
Range: $52K - $75K

$52K

$75K

$52,469 - $75,000 Range

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Accountivity
3.4

Accountivity

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $25 - $30

$25

$30

$25 - $30 Range

Express Employment Professionals
3.9

Express Employment Professionals

Payroll Specialist

$61,138

 /yr
Range: $53K - $63K

$53K

$63K

$53,082 - $62,754 Range

CWB Financial Group
3.9

CWB Financial Group

Payroll Specialist

$63,657

 /yr
Range: $63K - $68K

$63K

$68K

$63,378 - $67,621 Range

ABC
3.9

ABC

Payroll Specialist

$44,068

 /yr
Range: $42K - $83K

$42K

$83K

$42,088 - $82,808 Range

PEO Canada
3

PEO Canada

Payroll Specialist

$60,164

 /yr
Range: $56K - $69K

$56K

$69K

$55,657 - $68,865 Range

Catholic Social Services
3.8

Catholic Social Services

Payroll Specialist
About 

$58K -$64K

$58K

$64K

$57,538 - $63,839 Range

OuiPay Payroll Services

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$16 -$24

 hourly

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

Canopy Growth Corporation
2.9

Canopy Growth Corporation

Payroll Specialist
About 

$53K -$66K

$53K

$66K

$52,887 - $66,159 Range

Wave
4.4

Wave

Payroll Specialist
About 

$42K -$49K

$42K

$49K

$41,986 - $49,262 Range

CIBC
3.9

CIBC

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$20 -$27

 hourly

$20

$27

$20 - $27 Range

The Ottawa Hospital
4.1

The Ottawa Hospital

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$29 -$34

 hourly

$29

$34

$29 - $34 Range

Greater Victoria School District
4.1

Greater Victoria School District

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$29 -$31

 hourly

$29

$31

$29 - $31 Range

3.9

ADP

Payroll Specialist
About 

$48K -$66K

$48K

$66K

$47,696 - $66,419 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Payroll Specialist salaries

The national average salary for a Payroll Specialist is $58,492 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Payroll Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 208 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Payroll Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Payroll Specialist in Canada is $76,012 per year.

The lowest salary for a Payroll Specialist in Canada is $45,010 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent payroll specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$75,000
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Toronto Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$60,000
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Toronto Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$57,324
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Calgary Area area reported making $57,324 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
College / University
$71,000
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Ottawa Area area reported making $71,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$72,000
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $72,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$45,000
per year
A Payroll Agent in the Montreal Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$61,316
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Toronto Area area reported making $61,316 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public