Payroll Examiner 2 - Grade 15

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 119 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series.

Salary Information for Payroll Examiner 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Payroll Examiner 1 12 $48,956 $59,757
Payroll Examiner 2 15 $58,046 $70,317
Payroll Examiner 3 18 $65,001 $82,656
Payroll Examiner 4 23 $84,156 $106,454

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

As a Payroll Examiner 2, you would function as payroll program supervisor in an agency or facility with payrolls of approximately 500 to 1,500 employees; supervise Payroll Examiner 1ís and/or clerical staff; and perform the full range of payroll processing tasks and activities as workload requires. In larger agencies, you may work as an assistant to a Payroll Examiner 3 and perform most payroll tasks, but may specialize in the preparation of one or more of the payrolls or in making payroll determinations.

Payroll Examiners supervise the staff and operations of an agency or facility payroll program, or a segment of a payroll program, which entails the preparation of the regular, lag, and special payrolls. They also make related payroll determinations concerning salaries, miscellaneous payments, deductions, taxes, and other similar matters.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. as a Payroll Assistant, Payroll Examiner 1, or former title of Payroll Clerk 3;

Or B. as an Office Assistant 2 (Calculations); or in a clerical, keyboarding, or paraprofessional title allocated to Grade 11 or higher. Qualifying titles are available at:

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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