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Payroll Accountant Salary

A Payroll Accountant earns an average salary of $49,534 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are General Ledger Accounting and Payroll Tax Compliance.
$34,805 - $66,267
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MEDIAN: $49,534
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$11.14 - $24.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,805 - $66,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,173  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,800  
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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$31,204 - $65,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $24.43  
   
Overtime
$16.86 - $44.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,800  
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).
)
$31,204 - $65,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
United States (change)

Job Description for Payroll Accountant

Payroll accountants generate, maintain, and interpret various reports and financial statements for the company. Most of their work is performed internally, and adherence to various government standards and company policies is critical. Depending on the size of the company, this work may be performed with a team of other accountants or independently; however, payroll accountants should be flexible enough to work both independently and in a team setting. All work is performed in an indoor office environment during regular business hours, although some overtime may be required due to upcoming deadlines or other business needs.

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Payroll Accountant Tasks

  • 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 Accountant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Payroll Accountant Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Accountant Salaries



Accounting
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ADP Payroll System
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Payroll Administration
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Accounts Receivable
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National Average
$46,000

Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%