For Warranty Administrators, hourly average wages total $14.55 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and years of experience. Female Warranty Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Most Warranty Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Although roughly one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,499 - $59,103
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MEDIAN: $38,595
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$11.03 - $19.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,499 - $59,103  
   
Bonus
$608 - $14,795  
Commission
$1,578 - $20,091  
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$24,584 - $51,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.03 - $19.71  
   
Overtime
$16.66 - $30.26  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$608 - $14,795  
   
Commission
$1,578 - $20,091  
Total Pay (?
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$24,584 - $51,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 645

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Job Description for Warranty Administrator

The warranty administrator is responsible for communicating with manufacturers, securing replacement parts and repairs for defective merchandise. The warranty administrator handles the shipment of defective parts, arranges for the delivery of replacements or receipt of credit, keeping an accounting of transactions, and handling all warranty requests in compliance with both company standards and legal requirements. In certain industries that experience a high volume of warranty requests (such as in automotives and electronics), the warranty administrator may be tasked with supervising other warranty agents.

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Warranty Administrator Tasks

  • Efficiently review and process warranty claims.
  • Document and track claims through completion.
  • Ensure claim legitimacy and adherence to warranty agreements and company policy.

Common Career Paths for Warranty Administrator


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Warranty Administrators often transition into Warranty Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Warranty Managers earn $42K per year. Warranty Administrators typically move into roles as Office Administrators or Office Managers, and those positions pay $2K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Warranty Administrator


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $22K to just $31K — but Lithia Motors, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K.

Popular Skills for Warranty Administrator


Warranty Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in General Ledger Accounting, Typing, Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Microsoft Office, and Accounts Payable. The majority of those who know Claim Handling also know Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Warranty Administrator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. On average, Warranty Administrators make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

Warranty Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Warranty Administrator?

Warranty Administrator in Bloomington:
"Small Business Culture."
Pros: Working as a team to help customers with warranty repairs is the most rewarding part of the job. Collecting and analyzing the data for processing the warranty claim comes in second for the things I like about the job. I do enjoy the whole process from beginning to end, from data collection, entry, and receiving payment for claims processed.
Cons: There is nothing about the Warranty Administrators job itself that is not to like. However, the lack of information and communication from other departments to the Warranty department is where frustration sets in and becomes a problem.

Warranty Administrator in Dallas:
"Flexible hours, work atmosphere."
Pros: Flexible with my hours and if I need to leave or take time off. Great work atmosphere.
Cons: Lack of pay, and sometimes lack of things to work on.

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Key Stats for Warranty Administrator

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Warranty Administrator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Warranty Administrator Salaries

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 14%

Typing
up arrow 9%

Accounting
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Claim Handling
0%

Accounts Receivable
0%

National Average
$34,000



Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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