Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $48K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,873 - $66,993
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,918
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$13.91 - $24.11
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,873 - $66,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,215  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$32,343 - $64,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $43.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,215  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$32,343 - $64,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Benefits & Compensation and Payroll Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Benefits Administration. Those familiar with Benefits & Compensation also tend to know 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 $45K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $42K on average. Benefits & Payroll Administrators bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $52K.

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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
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National Average
$45,000


Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries


Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

National Average
$45,000

Benefits Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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