Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist earns approximately $45K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Benefits Specialists bottoms out near $30K and approaches $58K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Most Entry-Level Benefits Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,215 - $60,035
$34K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,740
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$13.19 - $22.61
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MEDIAN: $17.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,215 - $60,035  
   
Bonus
$37.50 - $4,622  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$30,263 - $58,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.19 - $22.61  
   
Overtime
$20.73 - $35.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$37.50 - $4,622  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$30,263 - $58,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 312

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,609

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For Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, New York provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Baltimore (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

401k Plan Administration
▲10%

Retirement Plan Administration
▲10%


Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲7%


Customer Service
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Benefits & Compensation
▼1%



Human Resources
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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