Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salary

A Payroll & Benefits Accountant earns an average salary of $50,514 per year.

$35,610 - $64,315
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$64K
MEDIAN: $50,514
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50%
90%

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$14.20 - $26.26
(Median)
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,610 - $64,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,719  
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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$33,703 - $63,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.20 - $26.26  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $39.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,719  
   
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).
)
$33,703 - $63,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$49,000

General Ledger Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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