Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Payroll Analyst Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Accounting, Auditing and Finance

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Payroll Analyst Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 13 $50,408 $63,319
Payroll Analyst Trainee 2 14 $53,403 $66,801
Payroll Analyst 1 18 $63,266 $78,505
Payroll Analyst 2 23 $81,792 $102,189
Payroll Analyst 3 61 $88,283 $111,592
Payroll Analyst 4 62 $97,908 $123,761

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.

Job Description

Payroll Analysts analyze and evaluate the administration and implementation of New York State's payroll operation, covering a variety of State governmental entities. Employees review and issue determinations on specific types of payroll matters to ensure compliance and consistency with laws, regulations, labor contract, business rules, policies and procedures, and the like, governing State payroll.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Agencies with this Title

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional experience *; OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled **

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional experience*; OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled** AND one year of professional experience*.

*Professional experience must be performing the duties of the full performance level position.

**Hiring agencies have discretion in determining whether a degree is related to the duties of the position

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted