Benefits Administrator Salary

A Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $47,952 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.

$36,558 - $64,585

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$14.39 - $25.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,558 - $64,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $4,192  
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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$34,112 - $64,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 805
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $25.61  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $39.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$243.61 - $4,192  
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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$34,112 - $64,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 6%

401k Plan Administration
up arrow 6%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$47,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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