Entry-Level Benefits Specialist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $45K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists, overall income ranges from $31K near the bottom to $60K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Benefits Specialists is high. The vast majority of Entry-Level Benefits Specialists (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,962 - $61,583
$35K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,363
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $23.38
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.12
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$0$61K
Salary $34,962 - $61,583
Bonus $0.00 - $4,184
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,932
Commission $2,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,338 - $59,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 500
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $23.38
Overtime $21.05 - $37.21
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,184
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,932
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,338 - $59,733
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 336

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Benefits Specialist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,422

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Benefits Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Entry-Level Benefits Specialists in Miami earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Nashville (11 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Benefits Specialist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Benefits Specialist in San Diego:
"Benefits Administrator of health, dental, vision, 401k, etc."
Welcome to the field of Benefits! With all the new ACA changes taking effect, you will become a busy bee! Your main responsibilities will be processing health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) enrollments, FMLA, leave of absences, etc....and some payroll processing when needed.

Benefits Specialist in Tucson:
"Medical office."
Always ask questions. Don't assume. Medical insurance is always changing protocols.

Benefits Specialist in Park City:
"Opportunities."
Know excel, understand insurance jargone, phone, patience, cador, ask questions.

Benefits Specialist in Aberdeen:
"Learn All You Can About Everything."
Do not underestimate the importance of administering Benefits to Company Employees. It is a major source of Compensation and is often a "hot button" if not handled correctly. Learn as much as you can about your Employer's business; what the Employees' jobs are like; and anything and everything about Federal and State regulations. Develop information resources both online and human beings. Have fun...

Key Stats for Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Benefits Specialist Salaries

401k Plan Administration
▲9%


Retirement Plan Administration
▲7%



National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
▼2%


Benefits & Compensation
▼2%

Insurance
▼2%



Human Resources
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 12%
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