Benefits Assistant Salary

A Benefits Assistant earns an average wage of $16.60 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$26,010 - $50,845
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,538
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50%
90%

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$12.79 - $21.12
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,010 - $50,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$26,356 - $48,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $21.12  
   
Overtime
$19.94 - $32.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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).
)
$26,356 - $48,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Benefits Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Assistant Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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