A Retirement Plan Specialist earns an average salary of $47,815 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Retirement Plan Specialist Total Pay (?
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$35,051 - $70,427
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MEDIAN: $47,814
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Retirement Plan Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.20 - $25.73
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,051 - $70,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,745  
Profit Sharing
$542 - $4,949  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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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$34,278 - $71,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $25.73  
   
Overtime
$17.86 - $40.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,745  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$542 - $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).
)
$34,278 - $71,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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Job Description for Retirement Plan Specialist
Retirement plan specialists are in charge of providing effective advice on plan options regarding retirement for individuals. They are responsible for providing sound financial-planning programs to interested parties. In addition, retirement plan specialists develop strong business relationships with individuals who need retirement planning advice, provide forms to customers, and guide people through the entire retirement financing process. These specialists also suggest new ideas for product and service development within their company, as well as research financial issues and recommend new retirement program options.
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Retirement Plan Specialist Tasks
  • Reconcile employee accounts and brokerage summary statements.
  • Determine eligibility for benefits, calculate benefits and payments.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain employee benefit records and documents.
  • Administer employee pension and savings plans, working with plan carriers.
  • Ensure compliance to plan provisions and federal regulations.
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Experience Affects Retirement Plan Specialist Salaries

National Average
$48,000

Skills That Affect Retirement Plan Specialist Salaries

Retirement Plan Administration
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401k Plan Administration
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National Average
$48,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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