Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist earns approximately $45K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Benefits Specialists ($31K to $60K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. There are far more female Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,850 - $61,534
$35K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,142
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$13.52 - $23.25
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MEDIAN: $17.88
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$0$61K
Salary $34,850 - $61,534
Bonus $25.34 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$30,996 - $59,751
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 490
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.52 - $23.25
Overtime $20.96 - $36.46
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $25.34 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$30,996 - $59,751
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 329

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,114

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, 43 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Miami bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (11 percent less) and Nashville (7 percent less).

Benefits Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Benefits Specialist in San Diego:
"Benefits Administrator of health, dental, vision, 401k, etc."
Welcome to the field of Benefits! With all the new ACA changes taking effect, you will become a busy bee! Your main responsibilities will be processing health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) enrollments, FMLA, leave of absences, etc....and some payroll processing when needed.

Benefits Specialist in Tucson:
"Medical office."
Always ask questions. Don't assume. Medical insurance is always changing protocols.

Benefits Specialist in Park City:
"Opportunities."
Know excel, understand insurance jargone, phone, patience, cador, ask questions.

Benefits Specialist in Aberdeen:
"Learn All You Can About Everything."
Do not underestimate the importance of administering Benefits to Company Employees. It is a major source of Compensation and is often a "hot button" if not handled correctly. Learn as much as you can about your Employer's business; what the Employees' jobs are like; and anything and everything about Federal and State regulations. Develop information resources both online and human beings. Have fun...

Key Stats for Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 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
▲9%

Retirement Plan Administration
▲8%




National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼1%


Insurance
▼1%

Benefits & Compensation
▼2%



Human Resources
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%
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