Payroll & Benefits Administrator Salary

The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Administrator is $50,011 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$38,454 - $66,373
$38K
$51K
$66K
MEDIAN: $50,705
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50%
90%

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$15.38 - $26.70
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.02
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$0$66K
Salary $38,454 - $66,373
Bonus $204.67 - $6,111
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,878
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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$35,588 - $65,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 426
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.38 - $26.70
Overtime $24.66 - $41.97
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $204.67 - $6,111
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,878
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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$35,588 - $65,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 309

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.

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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Administrator

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

National Average: $48,340

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

Payroll & Benefits Administrator Reviews

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

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.

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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 160 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Administrator Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%