Benefits payroll administrators primarily handle, to no one's surprise, employee benefits and payroll. They oversee the accounting, bookkeeping, and distribution of the employees' salaries and benefits. Whenever an employee has any issues concerning their wages or insurance, benefits payroll administrators ensure that it gets to the proper channels.
Most employers require their benefits payroll administrators to have a bachelor's degree. Benefits payroll administrators in the United States commonly major in business, accounting, human resources management, and psychology. Prior experience in accounting or human resource jobs will also give you a significant advantage in the job market.
The average benefits payroll administrator in the United States earns a yearly salary of $44,000. That's more or less $21 an hour. However, top earners can make as much as $56,000. Employers like Verisk Analytics, Robert Half International, and System One pay their benefits payroll administrators a competitive salary of $48,000 or more on average.