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Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist earns approximately $42K annually. The vast majority (86 percent) of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,295 - $57,159
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,299
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$13.23 - $22.26
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,295 - $57,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,125  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $3,357  
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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$29,895 - $56,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $22.26  
   
Overtime
$18.64 - $33.60  
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 - $4,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $3,357  
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).
)
$29,895 - $56,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Providence (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Workers in Pittsburgh and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 16 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

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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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 120 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%