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Warranty Administrator Salary (United States)

Warranty Administrators in the United States can typically expect wages of $14.37 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Female Warranty Administrators make up most of the field at 73 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,986 - $57,205
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MEDIAN: $38,144
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$10.40 - $20.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$23,986 - $57,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,324  
Commission
$1,192 - $20,134  
Total Pay (?
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$23,442 - $51,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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$0$11$22$33
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$10.40 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $30.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$0.00 - $11,324  
   
Commission
$1,192 - $20,134  
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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$23,442 - $51,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 476
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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
  • Ensure claim legitimacy and adherence to warranty agreements and company policy.
  • Document and track claims through completion.
  • Efficiently review and process warranty claims.

Common Career Paths for Warranty Administrator

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It's not uncommon for Warranty Administrators to assume a higher-end position such as a Warranty Manager. Typically, Warranty Managers get paid $40K per year.

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Popular Skills for Warranty Administrator

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Claim Handling, Accounting, Customer Service, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Claim Handling are similarly competent in Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Warranty Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Warranty Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $38K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-sixth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Warranty Administrators, 27 percent above the national average. San Diego, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Tampa also offer top salaries for Warranty Administrators. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 25 percent, 21 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent more, respectively. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Fort Worth, 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Warranty Administrator Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Warranty Administrator Salaries

Accounting
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$35,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 28%