Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Benefits & Payroll Administrators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $52K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,571 - $80,356
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$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,326
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$14.60 - $34.86
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$0$80K
Salary $40,571 - $80,356
Bonus $1,500
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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$38,149 - $79,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.60 - $34.86
Overtime $30.75
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $1,500
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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$38,149 - $79,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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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


Benefits & Payroll Administrators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Payroll Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in 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 4 votes.
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲7%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼5%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Benefits & Payroll Administrator Salaries

National Average
$52,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%
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