Benefits Administrator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Benefits Administrator is $47,002 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$35,643 - $64,501
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,001
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Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$13.79 - $25.46
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,643 - $64,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,648  
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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$32,981 - $64,124  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 999
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $25.46  
   
Overtime
$18.74 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,648  
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).
)
$32,981 - $64,124  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 999
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Administrator

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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San Francisco
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Minneapolis
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Los Angeles
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Pittsburgh
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Tampa
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Dallas
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New York
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Chicago
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San Diego
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Oklahoma City
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National Average
$46,000
Orlando
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Benefits & Compensation
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Human Resources
0%
Leave of Absence Administration
0%
National Average
$46,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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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
29%
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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