Employee Benefits Specialist Salary

The average Employee Benefits Specialist in the United States earns approximately $48K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Employee Benefits Specialists can bottom out at $32K or peak near $66K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Employee Benefits Specialists are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,067 - $67,667
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,160
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$14.13 - $25.63
(Median)
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$34,067 - $67,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,214  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,984  
Commission
$9,826  
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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$32,419 - $65,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $38.24  
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 - $5,214  
   
Commission
$9,826  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,984  
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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$32,419 - $65,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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 4 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Employee Benefits Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $54K.

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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