Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salary

A Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $16.04 per hour.

$35,581 - $57,093
$36K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,872
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50%
90%

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$12.47 - $21.16
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.04
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$35,581 - $57,093  
   
Bonus
$225.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,391  
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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$28,137 - $51,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $33.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$225.00 - $5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,391  
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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$28,137 - $51,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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

  • Answer phones, greet visitors and respond to employee questions and requests.
  • Maintain employees' payroll and benefit documentation and electronic files.
  • Perform basic benefits, retirement plan and human resources activities.
  • Assist with payroll operations, as needed.
  • Type correspondence, compile data for expense and payroll reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 51 salaries. A Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries

▲24%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$37,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries


Payroll Administration
▼0%

Human Resources
▼0%

National Average
$37,000


▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%