The larger portion of Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $49K per year. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,602 - $75,985
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,346
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$13.32 - $27.32
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$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,602 - $75,985  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$34,018 - $75,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $27.32  
   
Overtime
$26.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$489.36 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$34,018 - $75,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.

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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 $69K 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.


For Employee Benefits Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $49K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Employee Benefits Administrators make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

401k Plan Administration
up arrow 12%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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