Average Benefits Administrator Salary

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The average salary for a Benefits Administrator is $52,604.
MEDIAN $52,604
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$39k - $72k
$194 - $6k
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$475 - $5k
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$36k - $71k

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Job Description for Benefits Administrator

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Administrator

The top respondents for the job title Benefits Administrator are from the companies SI Group, Inc., Volaris and Southern Management Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Southern Management Corporation where the average pay is $83,613. Volaris pays the lowest at around $49,241.

Career Paths

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Benefits Administrator
Benefits Manager
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Benefits Administrator

Skills in Benefits Administration, Human Resources (HR) and 401k Plan Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Benefits & Compensation and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Administrator

An entry-level Benefits Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,803 based on 40 salaries. An early career Benefits Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,567 based on 594 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,854 based on 416 salaries. An experienced Benefits Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,813 based on 438 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,807.
Employees with Benefits Administrator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (6.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.3% less).

Years of Experience

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