Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can expect wages of $43K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Entry-Level Benefits Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,123 - $57,428
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,931
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90%

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$13.23 - $22.28
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,123 - $57,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
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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$29,812 - $56,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $22.28  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $33.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,309  
   
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).
)
$29,812 - $56,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Providence (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 19 percent below 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
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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

Customer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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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 113 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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