Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary

The larger portion of Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $47K per year. Most Benefits & Payroll Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,721 - $61,613

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$13.95 - $25.03

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,721 - $61,613  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$32,343 - $61,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $43.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
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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$32,343 - $61,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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. Payroll Administration and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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 bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $52K on average.

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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


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National Average
$45,000

Benefits Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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