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Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

The average Employee Benefits Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employee Benefits Administrators. Female Employee Benefits Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,117 - $68,049
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,985
10%
50%
90%

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$14.40 - $26.92
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,117 - $68,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,005  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,100  
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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$35,202 - $66,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $26.92  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $42.13  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,005  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $2,100  
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).
)
$35,202 - $66,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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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For Employee Benefits Administrators, progressing to a Benefits Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Benefits Manager can earn $67K annually.

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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.


Employee Benefits Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Employee Benefits Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. As Employee Benefits Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $51K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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