Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $59K annually on average but can range from $36K to $82K per year. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,786 - $83,841
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$42K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,964
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$10.30 - $29.57
(Median)
$10
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,786 - $83,841  
   
Bonus
$737 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$35,550 - $81,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $29.57  
   
Overtime
$36.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$737 - $7,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$35,550 - $81,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager

  • Maintain and update payroll database system.
  • Input new employees into payroll database and keep employee information up to date.
  • Conduct audits of tax forms, payroll balance sheets, and benefits.
  • Supervise processing of employee payroll and distribution of paychecks.
  • Oversee employee education about company benefits and enrollment in programs.

Common Career Paths for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager


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Many Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers move into a Human Resources Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Human Resources Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers.

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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager


Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Benefits & Compensation and Payroll Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Benefits Administration also tend to know Benefits & Compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. For Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $59K.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$57,000

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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