Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary

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

$42,071 - $78,297
$42K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,677
10%
50%
90%

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$18.32 - $19.76
$19
MEDIAN: $19.02
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,071 - $78,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
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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$37,440 - $73,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$19.02  
   
Overtime
$29.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
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).
)
$37,440 - $73,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Payroll & Benefits Accountant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

National Average
$53,000

ADP Payroll System
▼6%


General Ledger Accounting
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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