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Payroll Bookkeeper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$101,219 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Payroll Bookkeeper is $101,219 a year and $49 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Payroll Bookkeeper is between $71,256 and $125,523. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Payroll Bookkeeper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Manages and coordinates activities of staff and payroll systems at one or more locations.
  • Reviews personnel records to determine names, rates of pay, occupations of new hires, and changes in wage rates and occupations of employees on payroll.
  • Directs computation of differential pay according to company policy.
  • Oversees compilation and preparation of other payroll data such as pension, insurance, bond purchases, and credit union payments.
  • Reviews and approves payroll deductions, interprets company policies and government regulations in connection with payroll procedures, and directs preparation of government reports.
Payroll Bookkeeper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Administrative Services Managers

Job family population: 270,100

Estimated population of Payroll Bookkeeper jobs: 5,402

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Payroll Bookkeeper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 14
Northbrook, IL, USA
The Dolins Group, Ltd.
Bookkeeper - Public Accounting Fast paced full-service CPA firm located in Northbrook, Illinois is ... Payroll experience a plus * Ability to manage multiple projects * The position has the potential ...
May 17
Montgomery, IL, USA
Dean A. Scott & Associates
... charge bookkeeper who would be responsible for financial statement preparation, general ledger ... and payroll preparation for a varied group of accounts.The applicant would also assist in all ...
May 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have several openings for an ADMIN, BOOKKEEPER - HRLY position. * Location : UIC- 750 S. Halsted ... Calculate employee wages from time cards and submit payroll registers for payment. * May prepare ...
Full Time Bookeeper
May 13
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Chicago Telerad PLLC
FULL TIME BOOKKEEPER /OFFICE MANAGER NEEDED High hourly pay with W2 wages and full health insurance ... Generate Payroll with Quickbooks and pay payroll taxes * Maintain Time Clock Wizard Time Keeping ...
Part-Time Bookkeeper / Accounting Administrator Needed in Broadview
May 17
Broadview, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Part-Time Bookkeeper / Accounting Administrator Needed in Broadview Salary: $18-22/hr. Hours: 22-24 ... Prepare invoices, process payables, prepare & process payroll * Open all mail * Bank ...
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