Benefits Administrator Salary

A Benefits Administrator earns an average salary of $50,386 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Retirement Plan Administration and 401k Plan Administration. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,139 - $70,860
$38K
$52K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,936
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$15.06 - $26.65
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MEDIAN: $19.72
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$0$70K
Salary $38,139 - $70,860
Bonus $3.00 - $6,387
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,544
Commission $15,000
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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$34,697 - $68,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 634
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $15.06 - $26.65
Overtime $22.51 - $38.51
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $3.00 - $6,387
Commission $15,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,544
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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$34,697 - $68,711
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 281

Job Description for Benefits Administrator

Benefits administrators provide human resources-related advice and information to the workers in their organization. They give information about different benefit programs and process applications to all relevant employees. Another main responsibilities include data input into the company databases. They also process workers' claims regarding benefits issues and escalate inquiries as needed to other human resources professionals. There are many benefits that benefits administrators must be comfortable discussing and explaining to employees, including life insurance, health benefits, and 401(k) benefits, among others. Advanced analytical skills are necessary, as benefits administrators often handle large quantities of numerical data and spreadsheets.

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Benefits Administrator Tasks

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Provide customer support to both internal and external customers.
  • Perform benefit plan audits and recommend cost reduction or containment strategies.
  • Serve as the primary contact for vendors and third party administrators.
  • Research, design, recommend and implement benefit plans that present the best value.

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 325 salaries. An experienced Benefits Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 245 salaries. A Benefits Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 87 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,326

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Benefits Administrator Reviews

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

Benefits Administrator in Allen Park:
"N/a."
Pros: Some of my co-workers, distance.
Cons: No yearly or quarterly raises, no company paid for event or get togethers, every event has to be potluck or no budget, no monetary bonuses, no free coffee.

Benefits Administrator in San Diego:
"Family Owned Busniess."
Pros: They depend on me with all I can get done in a timely matter. They trust me with their books on Quickbooks and I schedule meetings and trainings. I am good at what I do and have knowledge in the field.
Cons: It is a family owned business and they bring their family problems in ALL the time. The mom and daughter argue a ton. They always tasked me with their personal business such as calling their car insurance or life insurance policies when it is not my job to. I do it anyways because they state how I can be replaced. Also, my husband and I are wanting kids soon but my. Boss stated if I ever get pregnant they will not let me have maternity leave because she worked up until the day her water broke. Getting paid very little to handle this office.

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Key Stats for Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Benefits Administrator Salaries

▲17%

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$49,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Benefits Administrator Salaries

Retirement Plan Administration
▲9%






National Average
$49,000






Regulatory Compliance
▼4%


ADP Payroll System
▼14%

Health and Wellness
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%