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Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary

Women account for the majority of Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $47K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Benefits & Payroll Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,968 - $60,764
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,630
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$13.56 - $24.95
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,968 - $60,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,679  
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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$32,212 - $60,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$20.10 - $43.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,679  
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).
)
$32,212 - $60,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Benefits & Payroll Administrator

Commonly working in the human resources department, a benefits and payroll administrator keeps track of employee-related data such as citizenship, attendance reporting, performance evaluations, and other vital employee statistics. The job usually includes making sure employees have the resources they need to stay informed on benefit and payment packages as well. Benefits and payroll administrators ensure that affirmative action laws and state and federal labor laws are followed within their company. They frequently create and disseminate employee manuals, as well as prepare and conduct welcome and orientation briefings for new employees. Background checks, recordkeeping, and data entry may also be performed by the benefits and payroll administrator depending on the company and position.

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Benefits & Payroll Administrator Tasks

  • Communicate with employees and management about benefits options and usage.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
  • Manage and analyze employee benefit programs, research issues, and track usage data.
  • Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, benefits and vacation, etc.

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Popular Skills for Benefits & Payroll Administrator


Benefits & Payroll Administrators only report a few specific skills. Payroll Administration and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Benefits Administration. Those proficient in Benefits & Compensation are, more often than not, also skilled in Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits & Payroll Administrator

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $45K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $52K.

Benefits & Payroll Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Benefits & Payroll Administrator?

Benefits & Payroll Administrator in San Bernardino:
"Retirement."
Pros: I like the challenge that managing payroll and benefits brings. I like to problem solve when it comes to numbers.
Cons: Supervising.

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Experience Affects Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%


National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries


Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%