Benefits Supervisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K annually on average but can range from $37K to $96K per year. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Benefits Supervisors are female. Benefits Supervisors largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,840 - $94,623
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,965
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$41,840 - $94,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$36,561 - $96,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Benefits Supervisor

Benefits supervisors are responsible for administering employees' benefits, such as 401K and pension retirement plans, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision plans, wellness programs, life insurance plans, and disability programs. These supervisors work with approved vendors and may be involved in negotiations with vendors, such as insurance companies, which provide benefits programs to their company's employees.

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Benefits Supervisor Tasks

  • Participate in the development and management of annual benefit budgets.
  • Coordinate activities of the benefits team in responding to employee questions about benefits.
  • Assist with planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the company's benefit programs.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of benefits staff.

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Benefits Supervisors' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Benefits Manager. Median pay for Benefits Managers is $69K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Benefits Supervisors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Benefits Supervisors bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Benefits Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $72K.

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Experience Affects Benefits Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Benefits Supervisor Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 6%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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