Benefits Administrator Salary

The average pay for a Benefits Administrator is $48,307 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$36,868 - $65,253
(Median)
$37K
$48K
$65K
MEDIAN: $48,306
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$14.74 - $25.67
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,868 - $65,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
Profit Sharing
$190.00 - $4,106  
Commission
$100.00  
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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$34,376 - $64,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $25.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.39 - $38.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,989  
   
Commission
$100.00  
Profit Sharing
$190.00 - $4,106  
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).
)
$34,376 - $64,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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: $46,817

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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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401k Plan Administration
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Benefits Administration
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Leave of Absence Administration
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Administration
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Regulatory Compliance
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Customer Service
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Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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