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Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salary

Just below two-thirds of Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $83K per year, and the average comes out to $57K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,680 - $81,594
(Median)
39K
57K
67K
82K
MEDIAN: $56,506
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$12.05 - $25.30
(Median)
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25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,680 - $81,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $4,913  
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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$31,727 - $83,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$9.75 - $43.51  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,831 - $4,913  
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).
)
$31,727 - $83,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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. Most notably, facility with Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, leading to increases ranging from 5 percent to 16 percent. For most people, competency in Benefits & Compensation indicates knowledge of Benefits Administration.

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 $51K. Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries

Benefits Administration
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National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%