Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary

A Payroll & Benefits Accountant earns an average salary of $53,677 per year.

$41,249 - $79,189
$41K
$53K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,437
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90%

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$16.22 - $22.89
$16
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $19.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,249 - $79,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,189 - $73,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$30.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,189 - $73,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Accountant

Payroll and benefits accountants administer employees' wages, benefit contributions, and disbursements. Some benefits that are usually overseen include 401K, Cobra, maternity leave, dental insurance, short-term disability, medical insurance, and life insurance.

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Payroll & Benefits Accountant Tasks

  • Analyze financial data in order to prepare financial reports.
  • Utilize accounting principles to report employee earnings; such as salaries, wages, bonuses, and overtime and payroll taxes as well as employer paid benefits; such as vacation and holidays, various insurance and retirement plans.
  • Generate and interpret financial records and statements for management.
  • Maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Payroll & Benefits Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll & Benefits Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll & Benefits Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Payroll & Benefits Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 17 salaries. A Payroll & Benefits Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Payroll & Benefits Accountant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

ADP Payroll System
▼3%


General Ledger Accounting
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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