The average salary for a Benefits Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $44,427 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$38,783 - $60,713
(Median)
$39K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,426
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$16.53 - $22.94
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,783 - $60,713  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$36,077 - $60,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$17.37  
   
Overtime
$25.94  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$36,077 - $60,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Experience Affects Benefits Specialist Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 18%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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