A Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant earns an average wage of $16.01 per hour.

$32,156 - $57,806
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $44,484
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90%

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$12.42 - $22.45
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,156 - $57,806  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $4,055  
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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$27,669 - $51,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $22.45  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$251.68 - $4,055  
   
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).
)
$27,669 - $51,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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
$38,000


Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administrative Assistant Salaries



Payroll Administration
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Human Resources
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Office Administration
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National Average
$38,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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