The average pay for a Benefits Administrator is $46,743 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$35,280 - $62,404
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MEDIAN: $46,742
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Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$13.52 - $25.30
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,280 - $62,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,995  
Profit Sharing
$128.22 - $7,851  
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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$32,518 - $62,436  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 977
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$17.86 - $38.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$128.22 - $7,851  
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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$32,518 - $62,436  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 977
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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
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San Francisco
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New York
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Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Oklahoma City
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Chicago
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Houston
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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National Average
$45,000
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Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$45,000
Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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