Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can expect to earn an average of $44K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists spread between $30K and $57K depending on individual performance. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,473 - $59,240
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,478
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$13.17 - $22.31
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$13
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,473 - $59,240  
   
Bonus
$296.96 - $4,777  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,973  
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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$29,966 - $56,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $22.31  
   
Overtime
$20.68 - $35.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$296.96 - $4,777  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,973  
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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$29,966 - $56,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,335

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Entry-Level Benefits Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+29 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Miami bring in salaries that are 22 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in San Antonio and 9 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

401k Plan Administration
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Retirement Plan Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits Administration
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Insurance
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Customer Service
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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