A Benefits Specialist earns an average salary of $45,956 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Benefits Specialist Total Pay (?
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$33,748 - $62,079
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MEDIAN: $45,955
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Benefits Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.08 - $24.12
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,748 - $62,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,137  
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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$30,856 - $61,299  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $24.12  
   
Overtime
$20.25 - $36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,137  
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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$30,856 - $61,299  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,216
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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
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Pay Difference By Location
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$44,000
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Experience Affects Benefits Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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