An Entry-Level Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $45,754 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Payroll Administration and 401k Plan Administration.

$35,309 - $60,747
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$35K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,753
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$14.78 - $24.02
(Median)
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$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,309 - $60,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,524  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $3,673  
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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$33,807 - $60,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$21.73 - $38.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,524  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $3,673  
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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$33,807 - $60,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,382

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Benefits Administrator Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 15%

401k Plan Administration
up arrow 11%

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 5%

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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