Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Benefits Specialists take home approximately $43K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is high. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,118 - $57,363

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$13.27 - $22.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,118 - $57,363  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,294  
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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$29,881 - $56,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $34.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,294  
   
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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$29,881 - $56,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Workers in Pittsburgh and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 14 percent less, 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 9%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 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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