Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

More than half of Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $35K to $70K per year, but median earnings come to around $48K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority (89 percent) of Employee Benefits Administrators who took the survey are female. For the most part, Employee Benefits Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$36,707 - $71,094

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$14.88 - $27.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,707 - $71,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$35,399 - $69,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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 (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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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$35,399 - $69,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

Common Career Paths for Employee Benefits Administrator


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Employee Benefits Administrators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Benefits Manager. The average Benefits Manager brings home $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.


Employee Benefits Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. For Employee Benefits Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Employee Benefits Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $51K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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