Average Experienced Benefits Specialist Salary

$52,937
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,394
Bonus
$2,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Benefits Specialist is $52,937.
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$40k
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MEDIAN $52,937
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Salary
$40k - $73k
Bonus
$300 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$972 - $4k
Total Pay
$36k - $72k

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Job Description for Benefits Specialist

Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Specialist

The top respondents for the job title Benefits Specialist are from the companies Whole Foods Market, Inc., City of Portage and CustomInk. Reported salaries are highest at CustomInk where the average pay is $72,624. City of Portage pays the lowest at around $43,486.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Benefits Specialist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Benefits Specialist
Benefits Manager
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
Benefits Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Benefits Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist

Skills in Benefits Administration and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Leave of Absence Administration 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. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,576 based on 631 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 Houston, Texas earn an average of 12.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (8.4% less), St. Louis, Missouri (7.4% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,178 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.9%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
29.0%
Late Career
10.7%