The average salary for an Early-Career Benefits Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $48,918.
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Job Description for Benefits Specialist
A company with a large number of employees holding company-sponsored benefits may have a benefits specialist. Much of the specialist's work involves administration of the organization’s health plan and providing information to employees related to these benefits. The benefits specialist helps select administrators of the organization’s employee retirement plans as well. Much of the specialist’s job is ascertaining the best benefit plans for the company to offer. The specialist is expected to ta…Read more
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Popular Skills for Benefits Specialist
Benefits & Compensation
Skills that pay less than market rate include Leave of Absence Administration, Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service and Benefits Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Specialist
A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,045 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,750 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.1% more) and Houston, Texas (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (16.3% less).
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