Average Payroll Accountant Salary

$54,857
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,983
Bonus
$2,096
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The average salary for a Payroll Accountant is $54,857.
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$39k
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$55k
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$72k
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What Do Payroll Accountants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Accountant

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Payroll Accountant are from the companies Wu Yee Children's Services, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc and Tennessee Oncology. Reported salaries are highest at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc where the average pay is $73,000. Tennessee Oncology pays the lowest at around $45,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Accountants?

Skills in Payroll Administration, General Ledger Accounting and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable and Payroll Tax Compliance.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Accountants?

An entry-level Payroll Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,808 based on 21 salaries. An early career Payroll Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,831 based on 276 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,865 based on 211 salaries. An experienced Payroll Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,185 based on 224 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,085.
Employees with Payroll Accountant in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 30.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (19.3% more) and San Diego, California (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 917 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
30.1%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
20.2%

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