Employee Benefits Specialist Salary

Employee Benefits Specialists in the United States take home an average $49K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Employee Benefits Specialists who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,920 - $67,356
$34K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,025
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50%
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$13.78 - $24.99
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.94
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$0$68K
Salary $33,920 - $67,356
Bonus $0.00 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $1,765
Commission $10,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,785 - $68,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.78 - $24.99
Overtime $27.49
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,096
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,765
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,785 - $68,099
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Employee Benefits Specialist

Employee benefits specialists are responsible for ensuring that all qualified employees receive the benefits that they request. Their position is also of consultation, as they consult with employees to ensure that they receive the most suitable benefits packages. They also conduct negotiations with insurance companies to ensure this.

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Employee Benefits Specialist Tasks

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Analyze employee benefits data to ensure accuracy, including service from third party vendors.
  • Participate in preparation and communication to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer and provide specialized support for employee benefits programs.

Common Career Paths for Employee Benefits Specialist


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Pay by Experience Level for Employee Benefits Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Employee Benefits Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Employee Benefits Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Employee Benefits Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Employee Benefits Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 55 salaries. An Employee Benefits Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Employee Benefits Specialist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Employee Benefits Specialist Salaries


National Average
$48,000

Human Resources
▼1%

Insurance
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%