Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

Slightly more than half of Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $36K to $74K per year, and the average comes out to $49K per year. Total cash compensation for Employee Benefits Administrators runs from $36K to $74K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Job satisfaction for Employee Benefits Administrators is high. The vast majority (89 percent) of Employee Benefits Administrators who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$36,672 - $72,559
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,865
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$15.60 - $27.72
(Median)
$16
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,672 - $72,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,785  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,066  
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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$35,604 - $73,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.60 - $27.72  
   
Overtime
$8.36 - $42.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,785  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,066  
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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$35,604 - $73,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Benefits Managers. That role pays $68K per year on average. A Human Resources Manager role is the most common promotion for Employee Benefits Administrators moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $58K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Employee Benefits Administrators is a Human Resources Generalist position, where earnings are usually $47K.

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Survey takers who work as Employee Benefits Administrators report a focused set of job skills. 401k Plan Administration and Benefits Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 3 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Employee Benefits Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

401k Plan Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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