The average salary for a Mid-Career Benefits Specialist with Benefits & Compensation skills is $52,828.
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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
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, Microsoft Office 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 $40,743 based on 27 salaries. An early career Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,614 based on 311 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,879 based on 146 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,109.
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 25.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (15.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (16.7% less), Denver, Colorado (9.1% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).
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