Average Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

$40,849
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,453
Bonus
$950
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Benefits Specialist is $40,849.
10%
$31k
10%
$41k
50%
$57k
90%
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MEDIAN $40,849
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Salary
$31k - $57k
Bonus
$24 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$783 - $2k
Total Pay
$28k - $53k

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Job Description 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 that pay less than market rate include Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Benefits Administration and Customer Service.

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 $47,241 based on 1,164 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,576 based on 631 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,642 survey responses.
Early Career
44.1%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
8.8%