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Average Early-Career Benefits Specialist Salary

$48,507
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,800
Bonus
$8,500
Commission
$1,028
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Benefits Specialist is $48,507.
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$36k
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$49k
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$63k
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What Do Benefits Specialists Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Benefits Specialist are from the companies Department of Social Services, AON Inc and AON Inc. Reported salaries are highest at AON Inc where the average pay is $51,699. Department of Social Services pays the lowest at around $29,052.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Benefits Specialists?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Specialists?

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 $42,631 based on 131 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,063 based on 581 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,533 based on 545 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $57,908.
Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.1% more) and San Diego, California (9.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,484 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Mid Career
39.2%
Experienced
36.7%
Late Career
15.3%