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Employee Benefits Manager Salary (United States)

Three-fifths of Employee Benefits Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $96K per year, and the average comes out to $62K annually. The majority of Employee Benefits Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Employee Benefits Managers who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Employee Benefits Manager Salary (?
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$41,131 - $90,853
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MEDIAN: $62,467
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Employee Benefits Manager Salary (?
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$11.07 - $36.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,131 - $90,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,596  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $3,145  
Commission
$500 - $21,000  
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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$39,543 - $96,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $57.75  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,596  
   
Commission
$500 - $21,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,487 - $3,145  
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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$39,543 - $96,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Employee Benefits Manager

  • Manage the selection, training and development of benefits staff who administer benefit programs and respond to employee inquiries.
  • Propose cost and time efficient changes to benefits programs, manage the annual benefit budgets.
  • Ensure compliance of all plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Manage vendors to ensure services are delivered within contractual agreements.

Common Career Paths for Employee Benefits Manager

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Employee Benefits Managers who transition into an upper level Benefits Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Benefits Manager makes $67K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $48K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $54K. On average, Employee Benefits Managers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$62,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%