A Payroll & Benefits Accountant earns an average salary of $54,182 per year.

$41,821 - $78,611
$42K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,182
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
$41,821 - $78,611  
   
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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$37,189 - $73,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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).
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$37,189 - $73,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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.
036
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

National Average
$53,000

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 10%

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
24%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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