Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $50K annually. A strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$35,915 - $77,846
$36K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,258
10%
50%
90%

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$13.15 - $27.61
$13
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20.50
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,915 - $77,846  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$33,003 - $76,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$22.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$50.68 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$33,003 - $76,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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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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

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
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

401k Plan Administration
▲10%


National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 20%