Entry-Level Benefits Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $46,058 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Payroll Administration and 401k Plan Administration.

$35,309 - $60,230
$35K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $46,058
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$14.70 - $23.76
$15
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,309 - $60,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,645  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,659  
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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$33,650 - $59,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$21.91 - $39.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,645  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $3,659  
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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$33,650 - $59,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,631

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Benefits Administrator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Benefits Administrator in Nahunta:
Any issues that come up address those issues right away while the information is fresh on your mind.

Benefits Administrator in Indianapolis:
"You won't actually be helping people."
If you don't have a college degree, and are excited about having a desk job it might be for you. If you are seeking a more meaningful position, and care about society this would not be for you.

Benefits Administrator in Winston-Salem:
"Develop Your Skills in Multiple Functions."
Develop your skills in other HR functional areas to make yourself more marketable and to have future career options that include other HR responsibilities in addition to benefits administration.

Benefits Administrator in Huntley:
"Education/Training."
Continue to keep up with the HR laws, FMLA laws. Always take continuing educational classes.

Key Stats for Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Payroll Administration
▲15%

401k Plan Administration
▲12%

Leave of Absence Administration
▲5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲4%


Benefits & Compensation
▲2%


Customer Service
▲1%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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