Employee Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Employee Benefits Specialist in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. The vast majority of Employee Benefits Specialists (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Employee Benefits Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,742 - $66,493
$34K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,381
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50%
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$13.46 - $25.35
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,742 - $66,493  
   
Bonus
$511 - $6,851  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$31,336 - $67,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$29.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$511 - $6,851  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$31,336 - $67,365  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Employee Benefits Specialist

Employee benefits specialists are responsible for ensuring that all qualified employees receive the benefits that they request. Their position is also of consultation, as they consult with employees to ensure that they receive the most suitable benefits packages. They also conduct negotiations with insurance companies to ensure this.

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Employee Benefits Specialist Tasks

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Analyze employee benefits data to ensure accuracy, including service from third party vendors.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Employee Benefits Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Employee Benefits Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employee Benefits Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Employee Benefits Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 55 salaries. An Employee Benefits Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


National Average
$48,000

Human Resources
▼1%

Insurance
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 10%
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