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Employee Benefits Specialist Salary

Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $47K per year for pay. Overall cash earnings for Employee Benefits Specialists vary widely between $32K and $65K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,611 - $66,748
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,172
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$14.13 - $25.96
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,611 - $66,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,149  
Profit Sharing
$240.88 - $4,932  
Commission
$1,000 - $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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$32,445 - $65,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $37.87  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,149  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
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).
)
$32,445 - $65,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Survey takers who work as Employee Benefits Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Benefits Administration and Human Resources are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Employee Benefits Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. Employee Benefits Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


Human Resources
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%