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Job Descriptions

The APA has developed the following position descriptors for the various positions found in Payroll Departments. These are the same descriptions used for APA's Survey of Salaries and the Payroll Profession, which is conducted every other year. The next survey will be completed during 2021.


Job Descriptions

Payroll Technician/Assistant
Payroll Practitioner I (Entry-level)
Payroll Practitioner II (Intermediate)
Payroll Practitioner III (Senior)
Payroll Administrator (1-Person Payroll Department)
Lead Payroll Administrator (2- or 3-Person Unit)
Payroll Supervisor
Payroll Manager/Director
Director/Vice President of Payroll
Accounting Technician
Payroll Accountant/Payroll Analyst
Payroll Records/Benefits Administrator
Payroll Tax Administrator
Data Processing/Entry Operator
Lead Operator
Payroll Systems Coordinator
Payroll Systems Analyst
Payroll Supervisor of Global Payroll
Manager - Director of Global Payroll
Director/VP of Global Payroll
Payroll Consultant
Payroll Educator