Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist earns approximately $43K per year. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Entry-Level Benefits Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,048 - $57,336
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,888
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$13.25 - $22.24
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,048 - $57,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $3,966  
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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$29,806 - $56,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $22.24  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $33.79  
National Annualized 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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $3,966  
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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$29,806 - $56,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Providence (+13 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Pittsburgh and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 12%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 10%

Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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