Average Benefits Specialist with Benefits Administration Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Benefits Specialist with Benefits Administration skills is $51,285.
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$35k - $68k

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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 Xerox Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Whole Foods Market, Inc. where the average pay is $44,000. Xerox Corporation pays the lowest at around $41,000.

Career Paths

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Benefits Specialist
Benefits Manager
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
Benefits Administrator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist

Skills in Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Benefits & Compensation 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 $40,413 based on 33 salaries. An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,571 based on 685 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,878 based on 422 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,612 based on 387 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,031.
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 Houston, Texas (20.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (19.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (6.8% less).

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