Average Benefits Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Benefits Manager is $74,561.
MEDIAN $74,561
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$49k - $111k

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Job Description for Benefits Manager

The top respondents for the job title Benefits Manager are from the companies Cottingham & Butler, ISGN and The Kintock Group. Reported salaries are highest at Melwood Horticultural Training Center where the average pay is $75,923. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Kintock Group and ISGN, earning around $71,408 and $65,779, respectively. Cottingham & Butler pays the lowest at around $45,102. Sogeti, Inc and CVS Caremark Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,000 and $55,100, respectively.

Career Paths

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Benefits Manager
Human Resources (HR) Manager
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Human Resources (HR) Director
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Popular Skills for Benefits Manager

Skills in 401k Plan Administration and Leave of Absence Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Benefits & Compensation, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Manager

An entry-level Benefits Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,386 based on 13 salaries. An early career Benefits Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,093 based on 268 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,369 based on 457 salaries. An experienced Benefits Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,648 based on 754 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,787.
Employees with Benefits Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 40.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.4% less).

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