Payroll Accountant Salary in the US

$59,338
per year
per month
$4,940
per month
per year

Payroll Accountant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Payroll Accountant is $59,338 per year ($4,940 per month), which is $5,848 (+11%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Payroll Accountant can expect an average starting salary of $41,668. The highest salaries can exceed $78,019.
$41,668
Low
$59,338
Average salary
$78,019
High
$3,470
Low
$4,940
Average salary
$6,500
High

Payroll Accountant Salary Range

Low
$41,668
Average salary
$59,338
Senior
$67,520
High
$78,019
Low
$3,470
Average salary
$4,940
Senior
$5,630
High
$6,500
Among Payroll Accountants in the US, Assistant Payroll Accountants and early career professionals tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Payroll Accountants enjoy the highest salaries.

Payroll Accountant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Payroll Accountant$67K/year
+13% 
Assistant Payroll Accountant$41K/year
 -31%

Payroll Accountant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Payroll Accountant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $43,000 per year. A mid career Payroll Accountant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $56,000, while a Senior Payroll Accountant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $67,000. Payroll Accountants with more than 20 years of experience earn $65,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Payroll Accountant

Senior▲ +13%
Late Career▲ +10%
Average Salary$59,338/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
86%
Male
14%

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Payroll Accountant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Payroll Accountant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Payroll Accountant

How much does a Payroll Accountant make in the US?
A Payroll Accountant in the US earns an average of $59,338 gross per year, which is about $4,940 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Payroll Accountant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Payroll Accountant in the US?
The starting salary of a Payroll Accountant in the US is around $41,668 gross per year. Assistant Payroll Accountants and early career professionals usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Payroll Accountant in the US?
The highest salary of a Payroll Accountant in the US can reach and exceed $78,019 gross per year. Senior Payroll Accountants usually have the highest salaries.
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