Average Benefits Specialist Salary

$49,877
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,958
Bonus
$4,725
Commission
$1,041
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Benefits Specialist is $49,877.
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MEDIAN $49,877
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Salary
$36k - $68k
Bonus
$49 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$542 - $5k
Commission
$622 - $17k
Total Pay
$33k - $66k

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Job Description for Benefits Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Benefits Specialist are from the companies AON Inc, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) and AON Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Aon Consulting, Inc. where the average pay is $63,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Willis Towers Watson and AON Inc, earning around $58,199 and $51,699, respectively. Mercer LLC pays the lowest at around $41,600. American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $42,500 and $44,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist

Skills in Benefits Administration, Benefits & Compensation and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Specialist

An entry-level Benefits Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,849 based on 402 salaries. An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,058 based on 1,234 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,512 based on 705 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,131 based on 648 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,606.
Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (10.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,197 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.6%
Early Career
38.6%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
6.5%