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Employee Benefits Administrator Salary (United States)

For Employee Benefits Administrators, annual average wages total $47K per year. Female Employee Benefits Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Employee Benefits Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction.
Employee Benefits Administrator Salary (?
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$35,053 - $64,931
(Median)
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47K
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MEDIAN: $47,013
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Employee Benefits Administrator Salary (?
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$14.40 - $26.92
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,053 - $64,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $1,740  
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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$34,440 - $64,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $26.92  
   
Overtime
$21.22 - $39.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $1,740  
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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$34,440 - $64,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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, career progression to a Benefits Manager role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Benefits Manager, an upper-level role, 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.
For Employee Benefits Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. On average, Employee Benefits Administrators make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%