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Payroll Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$114,456 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Payroll Director is $114,456 a year and $55 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Payroll Director is between $78,829 and $142,754. 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

  • Directs and evaluates payroll department operations and staff.
  • Establishes internal controls to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Resolves various payroll liability accounts and remedies discrepancies.
Payroll Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Financial Managers

Job family population: 569,380

Estimated population of Payroll Director jobs: 12,082

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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 Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Payroll Supervisor
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)
Direct compilation and preparation of other payroll data such as pension, insurance, and credit union payments. * Review and approve payroll deductions. * Review payroll to ensure accuracy.
Payroll Administrator
Apr 11
Cicero, IL, USA
Alternative Staffing Inc
Requires 2to 5 years of payroll experience and an associate's degree or equivalent training and ... Direct Placement with the company
Payroll Coordinator
Apr 25
Lincolnshire, IL, USA
Saputo Cheese USA
Other projects as assigned by Payroll Manager and Payroll Director Company Description OVERVIEW Cheese Division (USA) Through the Cheese Division (USA), Saputo produces, markets and distributes in ...
Director of Finance (Non profit)
May 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)
Processes semi-monthly payroll (including deductions, timecards, and accrual balances); ensures ... direct hire and project support to interim management. CFS has twice been named to Forbes' list of ...
Payroll Specialist
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Brilliant Financial Staffing- Chicago
Process payroll for over 300 salary and hourly employees in multiple states * Reconcile payroll ... winning direct-hire, contract and consulting practice specializing in accounting, finance and ...
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