Pension Administrator Salary (United States)

A Pension Administrator earns an average salary of $47,947 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in 401k Plan Administration is associated with high pay for this job.
Pension Administrator Total Pay (?
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$33,533 - $66,587
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MEDIAN: $47,946
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Pension Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.73 - $26.99
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,533 - $66,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,851  
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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$33,600 - $65,661  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $26.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $4,851  
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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$33,600 - $65,661  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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Job Description for Pension Administrator
Pension administrators are responsible for performing needed maintenance and communications related to administering pension plans. They help clients enroll in the pension fund and maintain communication with current clients; this involves helping the client complete an application and answering all questions about how the pension plan works. They generate reports related that answer specific client questions, as well as more generalized reports for other departments regarding the pension plan(s) as a whole. Pension administrators are responsible for helping clients solve issues related to the IRS or other tax concerns. They must have knowledge of all relevant laws and regulations affecting their specific pension plan and its clients. Pension administrators also must maintain a database of client information to quickly and accurately answer client inquiries regarding status and benefit information.
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Pension Administrator Tasks
  • Reconcile employee accounts and brokerage summary statements.
  • Determine eligibility for benefits, calculate benefits and payments.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain employee benefit records and documents.
  • Administer employee pension and savings plans, working with plan carriers.
  • Ensure compliance to plan provisions and federal regulations.

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$48,000
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Experience Affects Pension Administrator Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Pension Administrator Salaries

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National Average
$48,000
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Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%
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