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Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Benefits Specialists take home an average $43K annually. Most Entry-Level Benefits Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,146 - $57,247
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,588
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90%

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$13.15 - $22.17
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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
$32,146 - $57,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,423  
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $3,931  
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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$29,808 - $56,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.15 - $22.17  
   
Overtime
$18.66 - $33.78  
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 - $4,423  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $3,931  
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).
)
$29,808 - $56,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Providence (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (21 percent less) and Chicago (16 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 13%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

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