Employee Benefits Specialist Salary

Average Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States make around $48K per year. Total cash compensation to Employee Benefits Specialists varies from $32K to $65K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. The majority of Employee Benefits Specialists claim 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. There are far more female Employee Benefits Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,962 - $67,129

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$14.21 - $25.53

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,962 - $67,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,140  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,949  
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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$32,498 - $65,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$22.40 - $36.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,140  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,949  
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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$32,498 - $65,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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Job skills reported by Employee Benefits Specialists are limited. Benefits Administration and Human Resources are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

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


For many Employee Benefits Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. Employee Benefits Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, 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 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


Human Resources
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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