Entry-Level Benefits Analyst Salary

Entry-Level Benefits Analysts take home an average $51K per year. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Benefits Analysts can occasionally include $6K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $37K to almost $67K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. The majority of Entry-Level Benefits Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Benefits Analysts who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,489 - $67,560
$38K
$51K
$68K
MEDIAN: $50,954
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$15.08 - $27.29
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MEDIAN: $21.48
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,489 - $67,560  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,879  
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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$36,958 - $67,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $27.29  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $40.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$402.68 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,879  
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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$36,958 - $67,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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The lowest salaries can be found at Towers Watson — median pay is $43K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $36K and only reaching $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,036

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

For Entry-Level Benefits Analysts, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Benefits Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent) and Atlanta (+10 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Analysts in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (20 percent less) and Milwaukee (17 percent less).

Benefits Analyst Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Benefits Analyst in La Porte:
"Implement and integrate systems. Manager 5300 benefits."
Work hard and always be there for the employees.

Key Stats for Benefits Analyst

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Benefits Analyst Salaries


Microsoft Word
▲2%



Financial Analysis
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 10%
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