Average Mid-Career Benefits Specialist Salary

$51,576
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,012
Bonus
$2,156
Commission
$1,028
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Benefits Specialist is $51,576.
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$39k
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$52k
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$68k
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MEDIAN $51,576
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United States (change)
Salary
$39k - $68k
Bonus
$345 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$300 - $6k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$34k - $68k

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Job Description for Benefits Specialist

Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Specialist

Career Paths

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Benefits Specialist
Benefits Manager
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
Benefits Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist

Skills in Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office 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 150 salaries. An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,241 based on 1,164 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,937 based on 614 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 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (15.1% less), Nashville, Tennessee (12.7% less) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,161 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.9%
Early Career
53.9%
Experienced
28.4%
Late Career
10.8%