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Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salary

With just below two-thirds of Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers is $56K annually and can range from $32K on the lower end to $83K per year near the higher end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,008 - $82,739
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,232
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$12.16 - $27.82
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,008 - $82,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $4,500  
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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$32,483 - $82,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $27.82  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $41.85  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $4,500  
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).
)
$32,483 - $82,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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.

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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager


Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Benefits Administration and Benefits & Compensation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Benefits Administration also 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries



National Average
$54,000


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Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries



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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 16%
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