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Benefits Director Salary

Salaries for Benefits Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,181 - $139,286
(Median)
$68K
$99K
$140K
MEDIAN: $99,462
10%
50%
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$68,181 - $139,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,050  
Profit Sharing
$3,052 - $5,087  
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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$68,463 - $151,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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Job Description for Benefits Director

A benefits director oversees benefits areas such as health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans, as well as leave and employee transfers and promotions. They are also responsible for maintaining records of employee activity in these areas and ensuring that employees are eligible for the programs in which they are enrolled.

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Benefits Director Tasks

  • Design and develop benefit programs and policies aligned with organizational objectives and goals.
  • Plan, implement, communicate and oversee the administration of employee benefits programs.
  • Oversee and build relationships with third-party benefit providers, auditors, brokers, and administrators.
  • Ensure compliance of all plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Develop, recommend, and manage annual benefit budgets.

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Benefits Directors usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Vendor Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Human Resources Information System.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Director

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $65K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $83K. On average, Benefits Directors make $99K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $125K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Benefits Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$102,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Benefits Director Salaries

Vendor Management
up arrow 22%

National Average
$102,000

Benefits Administration
up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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