Benefits Analyst Salary

A Benefits Analyst earns an average salary of $55,447 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$39,678 - $73,280
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$55K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,269
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$15.94 - $29.16
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MEDIAN: $22.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,678 - $73,280  
   
Bonus
$395.94 - $7,006  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,397  
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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$38,630 - $75,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.94 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $46.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$395.94 - $7,006  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $7,397  
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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$38,630 - $75,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Benefits Analyst

A benefits analyst works closely with members of particular benefit plans, such as insurance plans and pension plans. They interact with members either in person, through e-mail, or via the telephone, helping them understand current coverage and potential future needs. Most of their time is spent reading benefit coverages and putting together plans of action for members, including explaining the details to those beneficiaries. Most benefit packages are regulated by state and federal law; a benefits analyst must stay current on applicable law and compliance regulations, as well as be able to explain these laws as needed to beneficiaries. They may also be required to contribute to new plan ideas, maintain databases of existing plans, and monitor release of benefits. Developing ideas and relaying data sets, client information, and cost effectiveness to senior personnel is important as well. These professionals typically work full time in an office environment during business hours, although schedules may vary depending on the needs of the business.

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Benefits Analyst Tasks

  • Participate in cross-departmental budget review for benefit plans.
  • Formulate solutions to solve needs regarding benefits.
  • Provide ongoing analysis on trends, legislative changes and best practices within the benefits field.
  • Ensure benefit plans are administered according to plan provisions and company's regulatory guidelines.
  • Work with insurance carriers to resolve issues regarding eligibility and claims.

Common Career Paths for Benefits Analyst


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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 326 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Benefits Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 149 salaries. A Benefits Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,724

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Key Stats for Benefits Analyst

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Benefits Analyst Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

▲10%

National Average
$55,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Benefits Analyst Salaries



Microsoft Office
▲1%


Leave of Absence Administration
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Benefits & Compensation
▼0%

Financial Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Insurance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 9%
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