Average Senior Benefits Analyst Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Benefits Analyst is $69,878.
MEDIAN $69,878
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$53k - $89k
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$596 - $6k
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$51k - $95k

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Job Description for Senior Benefits Analyst

Senior Benefits Analyst Tasks
  • Ensure benefit plans are administered according to plan provisions and company's regulatory guidelines.
  • Work with insurance carriers to resolve issues regarding eligibility and claims.
  • Provide ongoing analysis on trends, legislative changes and best practices within the benefits field.
  • Participate in cross-departmental budget review for benefit plans.
  • Formulate solutions to solve needs regarding benefits.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Benefits Analyst are from the companies Marsh & Mclennan Companies Inc, Mercer LLC and Willis Towers Watson. Reported salaries are highest at Hub International, Inc. where the average pay is $74,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Willis Towers Watson and Towers Watson, earning around $71,000 and $66,466, respectively. Hays Companies pays the lowest at around $58,500. Mercer LLC and Lockton Companies, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $59,923 and $61,816, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Benefits Analyst

Skills in Benefits Administration, Data Analysis, Benefits & Compensation and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Benefits Analyst

An early career Senior Benefits Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,121 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Senior Benefits Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,196 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Senior Benefits Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,099 based on 196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,475.
Employees with Senior Benefits Analyst in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (3.0% more) and San Francisco, California (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (8.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.6% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.1% less).

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