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Benefits Director Salary

Salaries for Benefits Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$63,685 - $138,951
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $100,259
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,685 - $138,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $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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$65,674 - $150,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
United States (change)

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. Vendor Management and Benefits Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 15 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Director

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


Benefits Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $83K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $104K. Benefits Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $125K.

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Experience Affects Benefits Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$104,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Skills That Affect Benefits Director Salaries

Vendor Management
up arrow 19%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 15%

National Average
$104,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%