Average Benefits Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$47,459
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,000
Bonus
$285
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Benefits Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $47,459.
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$39k
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$47k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $47,459
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Salary
$39k - $64k
Bonus
$1k - $3k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $285
Total Pay
$35k - $61k

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Job Description for Benefits Specialist

Career Paths

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Benefits Specialist
Benefits Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist

Skills in Benefits Administration, Customer Service and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Leave of Absence Administration.

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 $45,780 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,201 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,750 based on 7 salaries.
Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.4% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Early Career
60.0%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
15.6%