Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Average Entry-Level Benefits Specialists make around $44K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,439 - $57,585
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,794
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$13.04 - $22.33
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,439 - $57,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,332  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$29,707 - $56,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 551
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,332  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$29,707 - $56,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,338

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, 21 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), New York (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Workers in Pittsburgh and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

401k Plan Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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National Average
$41,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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