Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

With close to one-half of Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $69K per year and averages out to $48K per year. Women account for the majority of Employee Benefits Administrators who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Most Employee Benefits Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.

$35,908 - $70,691
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,073
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90%

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$14.88 - $27.07
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,908 - $70,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
Profit Sharing
$297.48 - $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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$35,219 - $69,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $27.07  
   
Overtime
$10.60 - $43.42  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.48 - $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).
)
$35,219 - $69,404  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. For Employee Benefits Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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