Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salary

The average rate for a Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant is $15.99 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.

$27,004 - $52,718
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,010
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$12.08 - $22.34
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,004 - $52,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$25,961 - $49,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $22.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$17.64 - $31.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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).
)
$25,961 - $49,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries


Payroll Administration
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Office Administration
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$36,000

Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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