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Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary (United States)

A Benefits & Payroll Administrator earns an average salary of $45,565 per year.
Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary (?
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$32,867 - $59,989
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MEDIAN: $45,565
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Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary (?
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$13.40 - $24.46
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,867 - $59,989  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
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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$31,370 - $59,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,960  
   
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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$31,370 - $59,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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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%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%
National Average
$45,000
Benefits Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 17%