Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $51K per year. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$36,307 - $76,723
$36K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,530
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50%
90%

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$13.27 - $27.42
$13
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.61
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,307 - $76,723  
   
Bonus
$125.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$33,828 - $76,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $27.42  
   
Overtime
$26.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$125.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$33,828 - $76,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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At the upper end, Employee Benefits Administrators who move into a Benefits Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Benefits Managers is a much higher $69K 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. Employee Benefits Administrators bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

401k Plan Administration
▲10%


National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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