The average pay for a Benefits Administrator is $49,853 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$37,834 - $66,353
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$38K
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$66K
MEDIAN: $49,853
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$15.43 - $26.17
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$37,834 - $66,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,445  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,636  
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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$35,178 - $65,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $26.17  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,445  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,636  
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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$35,178 - $65,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $47,952

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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries




Leave of Absence Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$48,000

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Regulatory Compliance
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ADP Payroll System
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Health and Wellness
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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