How much does a Benefits Administrator I make in the United States? The average Benefits Administrator I salary in the United States is $58,653 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $52,652 and $66,942. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Benefits Administrator I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Benefits Administrator I Salary $47,188 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Benefits Administrator I Salary $52,652 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Benefits Administrator I Salary $58,653 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Benefits Administrator I Salary $66,942 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Benefits Administrator I Salary $74,489 US January 26, 2024
25% $52,652 10% $47,188 90% $74,489 75% $66,942 $58,653 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


HRIS: HRIS is a management system designed specifically to provide managers with information to make HR decisions. Is a system that lets you keep track of all your employees and information about them.


Case Management: Connecting patients with suitable healthcare providers, resources, and services to ensure they receive optimal, cost-effective care.

Customer Service 3.77%
HRIS 1.58%
Case Management 0.77%
Others 93.88%

Job Description for Benefits Administrator I

Benefits Administrator I administers and maintains company benefits programs. Informs and guides employees on benefits matters regarding eligibility, coverage and provisions. Being a Benefits Administrator I compiles and maintains benefits records and documentation. May require a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Benefits Administrator I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Benefits Administrator I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Benefits Administrator I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Benefits Administrator I, the first career path typically starts with a Benefits Administrator II position, and then progresses to Benefits Administrator III.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with a Benefits Analyst II position, and then progresses to Benefits Analyst IV.

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Benefits Administrator I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Benefits Administrator I, the highest Benefits Administrator I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Benefits Administrator I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Benefits Administrator I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Benefits Administrator I salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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