The average rate for a Benefits Assistant is $16.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$27,182 - $51,763
(Median)
$27K
$42K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,555
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90%

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$12.75 - $22.07
(Median)
$13
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,182 - $51,763  
   
Bonus
$295.17 - $2,691  
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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$27,061 - $50,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $22.07  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $36.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$295.17 - $2,691  
   
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).
)
$27,061 - $50,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Assistant

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Experience Affects Benefits Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Assistant Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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