Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary

Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $52K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Benefits & Payroll Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,215 - $78,617
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$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,325
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$14.70 - $34.62
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MEDIAN: $19.24
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$0$78K
Salary $40,215 - $78,617
Bonus $1,000
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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$38,444 - $78,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.70 - $34.62
Overtime $30.75
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $1,000
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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$38,444 - $78,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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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


Survey takers who work as Benefits & Payroll Administrators usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Payroll Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know Benefits & Compensation also know Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits & Payroll Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Benefits & Payroll Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits & Payroll Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits & Payroll Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Benefits & Payroll Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries. A Benefits & Payroll Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 5 salaries.

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲8%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼5%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries


National Average
$52,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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