Benefits Specialist Salary (United States)

A Benefits Specialist earns an average salary of $45,788 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Human Resources Information System (HRIS), ADP Benefits System, and Retirement Plan Administration. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Benefits Specialist Total Pay (?
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$33,811 - $62,110
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MEDIAN: $45,788
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Benefits Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.26 - $24.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,811 - $62,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,851  
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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$31,099 - $61,356  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $24.44  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $36.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,851  
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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$31,099 - $61,356  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
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Job Description for Benefits Specialist

A company with a large number of employees holding company-sponsored benefits may have a benefits specialist. Much of the specialist's work involves administration of the organization’s health plan and providing information to employees related to these benefits. The benefits specialist helps select administrators of the organization’s employee retirement plans as well.
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Benefits Specialist Tasks
  • Participate in preparation and communication to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer and provide specialized support for employee benefits programs.
  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Analyze employee benefits data to ensure accuracy, including service from third party vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Phoenix
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National Average
$44,000
San Antonio
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St. Louis
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Benefits Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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ADP Benefits System
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Retirement Plan Administration
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Customer Service
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National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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