Employee Benefits Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $97K per year, median earnings come to $63K per year. In the world of Employee Benefits Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $38K and $97K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $19K, respectively. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,938 - $92,304
$39K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,611
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50%
90%

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$16.48 - $31.06
$27
MEDIAN: $27.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,938 - $92,304  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $11,851  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
Commission
$15,500  
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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$38,187 - $96,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$27.37  
   
Overtime
$35.65  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$246.58 - $11,851  
   
Commission
$15,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$38,187 - $96,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Employee Benefits Manager

An employee benefits manager is a key member of a company's human resources management team. The benefits manager helps administer the fringe benefits for employees throughout the company. These are primarily healthcare benefits, but they also include things like retirement savings plans, vacations, and anything else the organization offers as an employment perk or incentive to employees. The benefits manager not only helps keep employees advised of their benefit options. This person also seeks to continually improve the cost and performance of these benefits in a way that balances costs to the organization, while remaining an attractive perk for hiring and retaining personnel.

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Employee Benefits Manager Tasks

  • Ensure compliance of all plans and programs with governmental regulatory agencies.
  • Manage vendors to ensure services are delivered within contractual agreements.
  • 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.

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Employee Benefits Managers who go on to become Benefits Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Benefits Manager, an upper-level role, pays $69K.

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. Employee Benefits Managers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $68K.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Manager

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 22%


National Average
$64,000

Account Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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