Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Employee Benefits Specialists can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries start at $40K, which grows to $45K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $50K. After 20 years in the field, Employee Benefits Specialists see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $51K. 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. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.