The average salary for a Benefits Specialist in New York, New York is $58,659.
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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, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Leave of Absence Administration and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
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 $58,659 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,052 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,464 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Benefits Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 2.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (16.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (16.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.1% less).
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