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Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States take home an average $47K per year. Most Employee Benefits Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Employee Benefits Administrators (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,179 - $65,960
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,283
10%
50%
90%

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$14.59 - $26.32
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,179 - $65,960  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,948  
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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$35,135 - $65,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $26.32  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $40.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $2,948  
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).
)
$35,135 - $65,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Employee Benefits Administrator

An employee benefits administrator selects, manages and administers employee benefits programs. Many organizations offer their employees a number of benefit programs, such as insurance or spending plans, in order to keep them motivated and upbeat. It is the employee benefits administrator's responsibility to direct and plan all operations involving employee benefits programs in the human resources department.

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Employee Benefits Administrator Tasks

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Ensure accuracy of employee benefits data, including service from third party vendors.
  • Develop and prepare communications to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer employee benefits programs.

Common Career Paths for Employee Benefits Administrator


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At the upper end, Employee Benefits Administrators who move into a Benefits Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Benefits Managers is a much higher $67K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Employee Benefits Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. For Employee Benefits Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $51K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%