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Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist can expect to rake in roughly $43K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$32,507 - $57,342
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,614
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$13.06 - $22.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,507 - $57,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,650  
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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$29,633 - $56,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $22.58  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $33.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $3,650  
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).
)
$29,633 - $56,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 17 percent, Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Providence (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Miami make 25 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Pittsburgh and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 14%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 7%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%