Benefits Administrator Salary (United States)

A Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $46,998 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$35,612 - $63,958
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MEDIAN: $46,997
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Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$13.65 - $25.49
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,612 - $63,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,055  
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $7,581  
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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$32,777 - $63,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 983
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $25.49  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.83 - $7,581  
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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$32,777 - $63,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 983
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Job Description for Benefits Administrator
Benefits administrators provide human resources-related advice and information to the workers in their organization. They give information about different benefit programs and process applications to all relevant employees. Another main responsibilities include data input into the company databases. They also process workers' claims regarding benefits issues and escalate inquiries as needed to other human resources professionals. There are many benefits that benefits administrators must be comfortable discussing and explaining to employees, including life insurance, health benefits, and 401(k) benefits, among others. Advanced analytical skills are necessary, as benefits administrators often handle large quantities of numerical data and spreadsheets.
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Benefits Administrator Tasks
  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors and third party administrators.
  • Research, design, recommend and implement benefit plans that present the best value.
  • Perform benefit plan audits and recommend cost reduction or containment strategies.
  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Provide customer support to both internal and external customers.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Arlington
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San Francisco
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New York
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Dallas
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Pittsburgh
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$45,000
Orlando
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Human Resources
up arrow 1%
Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Employee Relations
up arrow 5%
Billing
up arrow 5%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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