An Employee Benefits Specialist earns an average salary of $49,231 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$33,811 - $65,775
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $49,231
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$13.85 - $25.02
(Median)
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,811 - $65,775  
   
Bonus
$944 - $7,047  
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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$31,385 - $66,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.85 - $25.02  
   
Overtime
$28.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$944 - $7,047  
   
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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$31,385 - $66,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Insurance
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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