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Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary (United States)

A Payroll & Benefits Accountant earns an average salary of $48,951 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary (?
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$34,671 - $63,392
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $48,950
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Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary (?
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$13.41 - $26.17
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,671 - $63,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,974  
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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$32,281 - $62,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $26.17  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $38.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,974  
   
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).
)
$32,281 - $62,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%