Employee Benefits Administrator Salary

Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $35K to $69K per year, median earnings come to $48K annually. Women make up the vast majority of Employee Benefits Administrators (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Employee Benefits Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,940 - $70,623
(Median)
$36K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,070
10%
50%
90%

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$14.88 - $27.07
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,940 - $70,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,199  
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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$35,235 - $69,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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 - $5,199  
   
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).
)
$35,235 - $69,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 who go on to become Benefits Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Benefits Managers is $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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Employee Benefits Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $51K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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