Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Employee Benefits Specialists can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, pay rises to approximately $45K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $50K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Employee Benefits Specialists earning an average of $51K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.