The average salary for an Early-Career Benefits Specialist with Benefits Administration skills is $49,079.
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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 in Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Benefits & Compensation, Microsoft Excel 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 $41,195 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,685 based on 401 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,440 based on 378 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,553.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.6% more) and San Diego, California (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (16.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (8.4% less) and Madison, Wisconsin (2.2% less).
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