Average Payroll Accountant with General Ledger Accounting Skills Salary in Canada

Annual Base Salary - $54,870.00/year

The average annual salary of Payroll Accountant is $54,870.00


The starting salary of Payroll Accountant is between $41,693.00 and $49,050.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between $82,160.00 and $94,484.00.

Minimum Annual PayMaximum Annual Pay
Average Hourly Pay - $21.57/hour

The average hourly pay of Payroll Accountant is $21.57.


The maximum hourly wage is between $22.00 and $25.00.

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  • Currency : CAD
  • Annual Salary : $54,870.00
  • Hourly Pay : $21.57
  • Weekly Pay : $1,015.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : $2,029.00
  • Monthly Salary : $4,397.00

Payroll Accountant Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Payroll Accountant. As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, female employees are involved significantly more as Payroll Accountant compared to male. Their involvement is 85% while of male is only 15%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Payroll Accountant salary in Canada on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For 5-9 years, the Payroll Accountant salary increases to $57,593.72

After reaching the 10-19 year experience in their career, another increase in salary will be added to a total of $60,762.00.

Prominent Skills Affecting Payroll Accountant Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Payroll Accountant's salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Payroll Accountant when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Payroll Accountant is ADP Payroll System which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 11% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in ADP Payroll System.

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be Payroll Administration with 1%. It can be said that Payroll Administration skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Payroll Accountant. Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is $56,516.00 whereas the highest earning is $59,808.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Late Career person will earn the maximum salary of $59,808.00 at 9%. So to summerize, Mid Carrer earns 3% more than the average salary, Late Career earns 9% more than the average salary.

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