Employee Benefits Specialist Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $45,058 annually. Compensation generally starts at $32,026 and does not exceed $66,129 per year. Total compensation runs from $32,669 on the low end to $67,795 on the high end, depending on bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $5,166 each. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employee Benefits Specialists. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
PayScale
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.
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.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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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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