Payroll & Benefits Administration Manager Salary

The majority of Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers in the United States — just under three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $82K per year, and the median is $58K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers spread between $33K and $82K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,036 - $82,207
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,847
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$13.68 - $28.30
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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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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


Typical Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Benefits & Compensation, Benefits Administration, and Payroll Administration can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. For Payroll & Benefits Administration Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average 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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