Benefits Administrator Salary

A Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $50,386 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Retirement Plan Administration and 401k Plan Administration. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,154 - $68,274
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$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $51,421
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$15.32 - $26.69
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MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,154 - $68,274  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$34,986 - $67,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 643
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $26.69  
   
Overtime
$22.48 - $38.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$34,986 - $67,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 255

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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

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Provide customer support to both internal and external customers.
  • Perform benefit plan audits and recommend cost reduction or containment strategies.
  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors and third party administrators.
  • Research, design, recommend and implement benefit plans that present the best value.

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 325 salaries. An experienced Benefits Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 245 salaries. A Benefits Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,097

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Key Stats for Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Retirement Plan Administration
▲10%







National Average
$49,000





Regulatory Compliance
▼3%


ADP Payroll System
▼14%

Health and Wellness
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%
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