Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant is $14.65 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Accounts Receivable is associated with high pay for this job.
Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$25,400 - $47,649
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MEDIAN: $35,568
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Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.10 - $20.27
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,400 - $47,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,082  
Profit Sharing
$81.09 - $11,836  
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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$23,001 - $45,299  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 796
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$81.09 - $11,836  
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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$23,001 - $45,299  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 796
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant

Payroll and benefits administrative assistants hold an administrative role that specifically deals with employee payment and other accounting duties. This role exists within a variety of industries and may exist in any company where there is a need to maintain financial records. Payroll and administrative assistants must have an understanding of their company's philosophy, policies, and procedures, as well as relevant state and federal law; this includes protecting individuals' privacy while maintaining sensitive financial and personnel records.
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Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Tasks
  • Assist with payroll operations, as needed.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and payroll reports.
  • Perform basic benefits, retirement plan and human resources activities.
  • Answer phones, greet visitors and respond to employee questions and requests.
  • Maintain employees' payroll and benefit documentation and electronic files.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 17%
National Average
$33,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Quickbooks
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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 31%
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