Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists come in at around $44K per year on average. There are far more female Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$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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For Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater 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). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Pittsburgh and San Antonio (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, 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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Benefits Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
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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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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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