Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $77K per year, median earnings come to $52K per year. Benefits & Payroll Administrators largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,766 - $77,869
$37K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,800
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50%
90%

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$15.75 - $31.05
$16
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,766 - $77,869  
   
Bonus
$900  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$35,868 - $77,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.75 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$35.42  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$900  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$35,868 - $77,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Benefits & Payroll Administrator


Survey results show that Benefits & Payroll Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Payroll Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know Benefits & Compensation also know 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 $45K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $42K. Benefits & Payroll Administrators see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $56K.

Benefits & Payroll Administrator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Benefits & Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
041
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000



Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

Benefits Administration
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National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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