Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

The average Employee Benefits Administrator in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. The vast majority of Employee Benefits Administrators (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a strong majority receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession.

$35,813 - $82,517
$36K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,369
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$13.47 - $28.20
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$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.49
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$0$82K
Salary $35,813 - $82,517
Bonus $51.52 - $16,621
Profit Sharing $2,700
Total Pay (?
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$33,681 - $78,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $28.20
Overtime $24.57
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $51.52 - $16,621
Profit Sharing $2,700
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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$33,681 - $78,736
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Employee Benefits Administrator


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As Employee Benefits Administrators transition into upper-level roles such as Benefits Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Benefits Managers earn $69K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Employee Benefits Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Employee Benefits Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employee Benefits Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Employee Benefits Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 36 salaries. An Employee Benefits Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

401k Plan Administration
▲9%


National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 20%
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