$51,068
Avg. Salary
$20.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,998

Bonus

$1,456

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

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.

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$15.57
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$20.11
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$26.61
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$40k
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$67k
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MEDIAN $51,068
$39,877 - $67,372
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$0$67K
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).
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$36,121 - $65,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 778
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $15.57 - $26.61
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $23.87 - $43.63
Annual Data $0$65K
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).
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$36,121 - $65,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 559

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.

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Payroll & Benefits Administrator Tasks
  • 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


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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.

Payroll & Benefits Administrator Job Listings

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

17%

17%

13%

1%

-14%

National Average: $48,581

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Payroll & Benefits Administrator Reviews

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

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Fredericksburg:
"Traffic and commute are no joke."
Pros: the cost of living
Cons: the traffic and distance from everything else

Payroll & Benefits Administrator:
I have come across coworkers with the same drive and purpose which is to make this organization a better place for our residents and our staff. CLV is very relationship oriented and makes you feel part of one loving community with a fulfilling purpose. I enjoy interacting with employees on all levels within the organization. Its a great place to be employed!

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Cleveland:
"The workload."
Understand the business, confirm stress level

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Massillon:
Pros: Easy commute. Casual work environment.
Cons: Workload. No appreciation for accomplishments. Hourly Rate.

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Monroe:
"Whirlwind."
Pros: I like most my guys that I work with. Not thrilled with the way the town itself is set up, but I don't go out much. Live in Toledo, so I don't spend much time in Monroe itself.
Cons: The way the town is set up. It seems to take forever to get anywhere in town. Not really anything else. I live in Toledo, OH so I am not in Monroe, other than to go to work.

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Manchester:
"Payroll and benefits administration."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with employees and managers. I enjoy problem solving. Learning new things about Payroll and Benefits. Small office and not too stressful. Managing large projects.
Cons: No room for growth.

Payroll & Benefits Administrator in Portsmouth:
"Part Time/Temporary position, weekly 40 hrs not likely."
Terrific bosses but not at the solid corporation level. (Fairly new company) Much needed improvement in all areas of running a business. Company in need of competitive pay scale, employees that take pride in their work, honest communication, any type of stability as there is a severe lack, goals, business plan, etc. Company needs severe growth in every aspect in order to excel. Company is currently managed with personal thoughts/feelings and as a garage type cash business instead of as a business seeking establishment in the community or a legitimate corporation.

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Key Stats for Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 283 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrator Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$49,000

▼4%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 283 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%