Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salary

Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below three-fifths of Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers. Salaries average out to around $58K annually and spread from $33K to $82K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers can bottom out near $33K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,036 - $82,207
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,847
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90%

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$13.68 - $28.30
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,036 - $82,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $6,357  
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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$33,281 - $82,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $28.30  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $43.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,468 - $6,357  
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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$33,281 - $82,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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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For Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Human Resources Manager.

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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager


Survey results show that Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Benefits & Compensation, Benefits Administration, and Payroll Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers make a median salary of $58K. 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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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