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Payroll Accountant salary in United States

How much does a Payroll Accountant make in the United States?

Average base salary

$56,761
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a payroll accountant is $56,761 per year in the United States. 515 salaries reported, updated at August 13, 2022.

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Top companies for Payroll Accountants in United States

  1. San Jose State University
    4.2star
    432 reviews6 salaries reported
    $93,895per year
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Highest paying cities for Payroll Accountants in United States

  1. Arlington, VA
    $65,291 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $62,275 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $60,839 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $59,703 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $58,847 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $58,001 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $57,978 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $55,297 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Omaha, NE
    $54,733 per year
    11 salaries reported
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Where can a Payroll Accountant earn more?

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Most common benefits for Payroll Accountants

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 35 ratings

40% of Payroll Accountants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Staff Accountant

65,302 job openings

Average $56,364 per year

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