How much does a Payroll Specialist make?

Updated Oct. 21, 2021
$58,492 /yr
Average Base Pay

208 salaries

$45K

Low

$58K

Average

$76K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

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

Seniority Levels

L2
Payroll Specialist$58,492 /yr
L3
Senior Payroll Specialist$65,166 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

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$59,783

per year

Senior Payroll Specialist

$65,166

per year

Payroll Administrator

$54,730

per year

Payroll Analyst

$69,731

per year

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ADP
4

ADP

Payroll Specialist

$55,881

 /yr
Range: $44K - $66K
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$44K

$66K

$43,835 - $66,051 Range

Ceridian
4

Ceridian

Payroll Specialist

$52,421

 /yr
Range: $43K - $67K

$43K

$67K

$43,481 - $67,312 Range

Vaco Lannick
4

Vaco Lannick

Payroll Specialist

$65,618

 /yr
Range: $59K - $78K

$59K

$78K

$59,056 - $78,116 Range

Robert Half
3.8

Robert Half

Payroll Specialist

$65,246

 /yr
Range: $55K - $70K

$55K

$70K

$54,681 - $70,305 Range

Wagepoint
4.8

Wagepoint

Payroll Specialist

$46,973

 /yr
Range: $42K - $60K

$42K

$60K

$41,601 - $60,253 Range

Randstad
3.9

Randstad

Payroll Specialist - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $20 - $36

$20

$36

$20 - $36 Range

Chartwell Retirement Residences
3.4

Chartwell Retirement Residences

Payroll Specialist

$57,696

 /yr
Range: $52K - $61K

$52K

$61K

$51,888 - $61,419 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

$60,461

 /yr
Range: $52K - $62K

$52K

$62K

$52,494 - $62,059 Range

CWB Financial Group
3.9

CWB Financial Group

Payroll Specialist

$62,952

 /yr
Range: $63K - $67K

$63K

$67K

$62,676 - $66,872 Range

PEO Canada
2.7

PEO Canada

Payroll Specialist

$59,498

 /yr
Range: $55K - $68K

$55K

$68K

$55,041 - $68,102 Range

OuiPay Payroll Services

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$16 -$24

 hourly

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

Wave
4.8

Wave

Payroll Specialist
About 

$41K -$49K

$41K

$49K

$41,047 - $49,148 Range

CIBC
3.9

CIBC

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$20 -$26

 hourly

$20

$26

$20 - $26 Range

The Ottawa Hospital
4

The Ottawa Hospital

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$28 -$33

 hourly

$28

$33

$28 - $33 Range

Greater Victoria School District
4

Greater Victoria School District

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$28 -$31

 hourly

$28

$31

$28 - $31 Range

ABC
4

ABC

Payroll Specialist
About 

$42K -$85K

$42K

$85K

$41,923 - $84,615 Range

3.6

ADP

Payroll Specialist
About 

$47K -$66K

$47K

$66K

$47,322 - $65,806 Range

Procom
4.2

Procom

Payroll Specialist
About 

$48K -$52K

$48K

$52K

$48,053 - $52,439 Range

City of Prince George, British Columbia
4.3

City of Prince George, British Columbia

Payroll Specialist - Hourly
About 

$42 -$51

 hourly

$42

$51

$42 - $51 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.

$41,937
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Toronto Area area reported making $41,937 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Payroll Administrator in the Kamloops Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kamloops Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Contract
$60,000
per year
A Payroll Administrator 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
$85,000
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Ottawa Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$64,500
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $64,500 per year
Additional Pay
$500 cash bonus
$2k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$33,000
per year
A Payroll Administrator in the Winnipeg Area area reported making $33,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Winnipeg Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$62,000
per year
A Payroll Analyst in the Calgary Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Calgary Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$45,000
per year
A Payroll Specialist in the Edmonton Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Edmonton Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private