The average pay for a Payroll & Benefits Administrator is $20.11 per hour.
The average pay for a Payroll & Benefits Administrator is $51,068 per year.
|Salary||$39,877 - $67,372|
|Bonus||$259 - $5,801|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $3,084|
|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).)
|$36,121 - $65,760|
|Hourly Rate||$15.57 - $26.61|
|Overtime||$23.87 - $43.63|
|Bonus||$259 - $5,801|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $3,084|
|Total Pay (||$36,121 - $65,760|
Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
A payroll and benefits administrator is responsible for managing a company's employee compensation and benefits system. Among the duties of the payroll and benefits administrator are ensuring the smooth operation of employee payment and explaining and implementing employees' benefits packages. The payroll and benefits administrator may also be assigned some tasks relating to human resources, such as drafting employee schedules, performing background checks on prospective applicants, handling worker's compensation claims, and conducting performance evaluations. The payroll and benefits administrator is expected to understand laws and regulations pertaining to employee compensation and ensure that their organization adheres to such standards.Read More...
A payroll and benefits administrator typically works in an office environment, though certain environments such as retail establishments may require the administrator to perform customer service duties when the need arises. In most instances, the administrator works during regular business hours.
A basic knowledge of computers is necessary, including proficiency in common office applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite. The administrator should be familiar with payroll systems and tax laws. Strong verbal and written communications are necessary to address employee concerns and questions. Attention to detail is a must, as the position requires meticulous record-keeping and accuracy in payroll and benefits expenditures. A bachelor's degree is not always a requirement, but prospective employers prefer candidates with either academic study in accounting or business, or with previous experience in payroll or human resources. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Manage and analyze employee benefit programs, research issues, and track usage data.
- Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, benefits and vacation, etc.
- Communicate with employees and management about benefits options and usage.
- Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
Common Career Paths for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Though some Payroll & Benefits Administrators move into positions like Human Resources Director (where the average salary is $80K), this progression is not the norm. When Payroll & Benefits Administrators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Payroll Managers. Those roles pay an additional $11K and $8K, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Survey results imply that Payroll & Benefits Administrators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ADP Human Resources System, Payroll Tax Compliance, ADP Payroll System, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Payable. Most people who know Benefits Administration also know Human Resources and ADP Payroll System.
Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Pay by Experience for a Payroll & Benefits Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll & Benefits Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll & 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 $47,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Payroll & Benefits Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 254 salaries. A Payroll & 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 $52,000 based on 140 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Payroll & Benefits Administrators in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Payroll & Benefits Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Denver (+18 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Boston and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.
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