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. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Benefits & Payroll Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$32,930 - $61,543
(Median)
$33K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,667
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.03 - $24.86
(Median)
$14
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,930 - $61,543  
   
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).
)
$32,161 - $61,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $24.86  
   
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.
)
$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).
)
$32,161 - $61,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Benefits & Payroll Administrator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Benefits & Payroll Administrator


Typical Benefits & Payroll Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Payroll Administration and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Benefits Administration. For most people, competency in Benefits & Compensation indicates knowledge of Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits & Payroll Administrator

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $43K. Benefits & Payroll Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Benefits & Payroll Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries


Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Benefits Administration
up arrow 6%

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
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT