The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Administrator is $44,300 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Payroll & Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$34,348 - $58,140
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MEDIAN: $44,300
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Payroll & Benefits Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.07 - $23.46
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,348 - $58,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,831  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $6,589  
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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$31,776 - $56,480  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,062
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.07 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $35.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $6,589  
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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$31,776 - $56,480  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,062
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
A payroll and benefits administrator is responsible for managing a company's employee compensation and benefits system. Among the duties of the payroll and benefits administrator are ensuring the smooth operation of employee payment and explaining and implementing employees' benefits packages. The payroll and benefits administrator may also be assigned some tasks relating to human resources, such as drafting employee schedules, performing background checks on prospective applicants, handling worker's compensation claims, and conducting performance evaluations. The payroll and benefits administrator is expected to understand laws and regulations pertaining to employee compensation and ensure that their organization adheres to such standards.
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Payroll & Benefits Administrator Tasks
  • Communicate with employees and management about benefits options and usage.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
  • Manage and analyze employee benefit programs, research issues, and track usage data.
  • Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, benefits and vacation, etc.
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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrator Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Administrator Salaries

Benefits Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$42,000
Human Resources
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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