Employee Benefits Administrator Salary
The larger portion of Employee Benefits Administrators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $49K per year. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field, such as Business, is generally required for the position. These administrators often reach this role after several years of experience in another human resources position, such as a coordinator or generalist; credentials such as this significantly increase employment opportunities.
The programs are numerous and include, but are not limited to: group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker’s compensation, life insurance, travel and accident plans, flexible spending plans, 401(k) plans, and retirement plans. Having significant knowledge of these programs is a must and can only be achieved through work experience.
The employee benefits administrator also provides excellent customer service and helps maintain good public relations. Investigating new benefits programs, improving existing ones, and supervising benefits administration are also regular parts of the job. Regular hours and a fixed schedule can be expected, in addition to paid holiday time and sick days, and almost no travel is required.
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.
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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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $49K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Employee Benefits Administrators make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $60K.