The average salary for a Benefits Specialist is $50,525.
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Job Description for Benefits Specialist
A company with a large number of employees holding company-sponsored benefits may have a benefits specialist. Much of the specialist's work involves administration of the organization’s health plan and providing information to employees related to these benefits. The benefits specialist helps select administrators of the organization’s employee retirement plans as well. Much of the specialist’s job is ascertaining the best benefit plans for the company to offer. The specialist is expected to ta…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries 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 Department of Social Services. Reported salaries are highest at CustomInk where the average pay is $72,624. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include AON Inc and ADP TotalSource, earning around $51,699 and $46,943, respectively. Department of Social Services pays the lowest at around $29,488. City of Portage and Whole Foods Market, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,486 and $44,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist
Benefits & Compensation
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 $42,161 based on 143 salaries. An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,949 based on 1,142 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,167 based on 604 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,547 based on 611 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,026.
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.4% more) and Houston, Texas (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (3.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.6% less).
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