Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary

The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Accountant is $51,068 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$41,807 - $65,718
(Median)
$42K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $51,067
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50%
90%

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$14.71 - $28.44
(Median)
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$41,807 - $65,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,684  
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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$36,514 - $68,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$21.61 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,684  
   
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).
)
$36,514 - $68,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Accountant

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$50,000

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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