Benefits Assistant Salary

The average rate for a Benefits Assistant is $16.61 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,363 - $51,492
$29K
$42K
$51K
MEDIAN: $41,519
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50%
90%

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$13.08 - $21.93
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,363 - $51,492  
   
Bonus
$296.61 - $3,000  
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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$27,886 - $49,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$19.80 - $36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$296.61 - $3,000  
   
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).
)
$27,886 - $49,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Job Description for Benefits Assistant

Benefits assistants serve clerical roles, primarily in the human resources departments of companies. They interact with other employees directly or via email or telephone and provide information related to health insurance, retirement programs such as 401K, paid time off, and other benefits programs available to the company’s employees. They may be required to conduct formal presentations regarding their company’s benefit programs to new employees and may also communicate with outside vendors.

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Benefits Assistant Tasks

  • Answer employee questions about benefits.
  • Notify parties about COBRA benefits when necessary.
  • Maintain electronic or manual employee benefits records for active and retired employees.

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Benefits Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries. A Benefits Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Benefits Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Benefits Assistant Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Benefits Assistant Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Windows Operating System General Use
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 21%
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