Pension Administrators with Pension Plan Administration skills can expect wages of $56K annually on average. Cash earnings for Pension Administrators with Pension Plan Administration skills — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $83K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Pension Administrators with Pension Plan Administration skills (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,864 - $85,420
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,847
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$13.51 - $29.06
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$14
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,864 - $85,420  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $3,788  
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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$36,108 - $82,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $29.06  
   
Overtime
$7.05 - $59.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $10,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $3,788  
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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$36,108 - $82,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay by Experience Level for Pension Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Pension Administrators with Pension Plan Administration skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. On average, Pension Administrators with Pension Plan Administration skills make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $72K.

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Experience Affects Pension Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$55,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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