Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Employee Benefits Specialists. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Employee Benefits Specialists are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,733 - $65,901
$34K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,244
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$13.77 - $24.48
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$24
MEDIAN: $16.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,733 - $65,901  
   
Bonus
$924 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$31,413 - $66,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$28.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$924 - $8,500  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$31,413 - $66,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

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


Employee Benefits Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Employee Benefits Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $52K on average.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


Human Resources
0%

National Average
$47,000

Insurance
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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