A Payroll & Benefits Accountant earns an average salary of $48,616 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Payroll & Benefits Accountant Total Pay (?
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$34,571 - $62,722
(Median)
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49K
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63K
MEDIAN: $48,616
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Payroll & Benefits Accountant Total Pay (?
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$13.31 - $25.72
(Median)
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26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,571 - $62,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$31,081 - $63,403  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$31,081 - $63,403  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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
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Late-Career
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 6%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%
Payroll Tax Compliance
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National Average
$46,000
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Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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