Employee Benefits Specialist Salary (United States)

Most Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $45,058 per year. Pay ranges from $32,026 on the low end to $66,129 per year on the higher side. Overall incomes of Employee Benefits Specialists generally bottom out at around $32,026 and peak near $66,129; the final number can include upwards of $5,166 each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Employee Benefits Specialist Salary (?
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$32,669 - $67,795
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MEDIAN: $47,218
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Employee Benefits Specialist Salary (?
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$14.17 - $25.58
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,669 - $67,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $4,932  
Commission
$1,965 - $10,056  
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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$32,026 - $66,129  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $25.58  
   
Overtime
$22.61 - $37.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,166  
   
Commission
$1,965 - $10,056  
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $4,932  
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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$32,026 - $66,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Employee Benefits Specialist

  • Participate in preparation and communication to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer and provide specialized support for employee benefits programs.
  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Analyze employee benefits data to ensure accuracy, including service from third party vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Employee Benefits Specialists can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries start at $40K, which grows to $45K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $50K. After 20 years in the field, Employee Benefits Specialists see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $51K. 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. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 5%
National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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