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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 $48K per year for pay. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Employee Benefits Specialists can bottom out at $33K or peak near $65K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,239 - $67,410
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,737
10%
50%
90%

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$14.33 - $25.57
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$34,239 - $67,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,158  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $4,967  
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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$32,621 - $65,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $25.57  
   
Overtime
$22.58 - $36.65  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,158  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $4,967  
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).
)
$32,621 - $65,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

  • 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 typically report just a few professional skills. Benefits Administration and Human Resources are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. Employee Benefits Specialists bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $53K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


Human Resources
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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