The average salary for a Benefits Specialist in Portland, Oregon is $46,996.
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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 Skills for Benefits Specialist
Skills in Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Benefits Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Specialist
An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,449 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,981 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 6 salaries.
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.7% more) and Houston, Texas (16.7% more).
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