Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salary

Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $56K annually on average but can range from $33K to $83K per year. Final cash compensation to Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers varies from around $33K to approximately $83K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $9K and $6K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,526 - $82,739
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,438
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90%

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$12.16 - $27.82
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,526 - $82,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,472 - $6,312  
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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$32,628 - $82,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $27.82  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $42.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,472 - $6,312  
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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$32,628 - $82,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation and Payroll Administration will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 3 percent to 8 percent above the national average. Those educated in Benefits Administration tend to be well versed in Benefits & Compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers make a median salary of $57K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $56K.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries



National Average
$54,000



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 40 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 17%
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