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Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists

Other names for this job might include Benefit Specialist, Benefits Administrator, Benefits Analyst, Benefits Consultant, Benefits Coordinator, Benefits Manager, Benefits Representative, Benefits Specialist, Compensation / Benefits Specialist, Compensation Analyst

  • $66490
  • 73%
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How Much Do Benefits Specialists Make In 2018

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Average salary

Annual salary
$66490 per year

Hourly wage
$31.970 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Benefits Specialists make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Benefits Specialists is $66490. Their salary can also be as low as $39090 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $101020 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $31.970 and can range from $18.800 to $48.570 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Benefits Specialist will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Benefits Specialists make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$48.570$101020
Senior (Top 25%)$38.080$79220
Middle (Mid 50%)$29.850$62080
Junior (Bottom 25%)$23.280$48420
No experience (Bottom 10%)$18.800$39090

Entry-level Benefits Specialists who starts out at $48420 can expect to make $62080 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $18.800 per hour while the top 10% makes over $48.570 per hour.

While the median wage is $62080 per annum or $29.850 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution42.9389280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing42.1987750
Software Publishers41.185480
Other Information Services40.5784390
Publishing Industries (except Internet)37.9178860
Wired Telecommunications Carriers37.7178430
Nondepository Credit Intermediation37.5778150
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing37.5678130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing37.1777310
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.7176360
Other Telecommunications36.4775860
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences36.2975490
Cable and Other Subscription Programming36.2575390
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation36.2375350
Scientific Research and Development Services36.1275140
Testing Laboratories35.9574780
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing35.8274510
Rail Transportation35.7674390
Oil and Gas Extraction35.4873790
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing35.4673750
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution35.4273680
Federal government, including the US Postal Service35.2873380
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage35.273220
Support Activities for Mining35.1773160
Spectator Sports35.1573120
Communications Equipment Manufacturing35.1273050
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.0872970
Postal Service (federal government)34.9172620
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing34.8872550
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities34.8672510
Other Financial Investment Activities34.6372020
Computer Systems Design and Related Services34.5971940
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services34.2371200
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank34.1370990
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities34.0970900
Legal Services34.0570830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.9970690
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers33.8670440
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers33.7270130
Waste Treatment and Disposal33.7170120
Building Material and Supplies Dealers33.6970080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services33.6369960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)33.6369960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing33.6269940
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers33.6269930
Health and Personal Care Stores33.5169700
Engineering Services33.4269520
Chemical Manufacturing33.2669180
Nonresidential Building Construction33.2569170
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.1768990
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors33.1668970
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services33.1668960
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing33.0868810
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers33.0668760
Broadcasting (except Internet)33.0168670
Grantmaking and Giving Services33.0168660
Ship and Boat Building32.9968620
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction32.9868600
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries32.9468520
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers32.9368490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)32.9268470
Machinery Manufacturing32.8268270
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing32.8168250
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing32.8168240
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.7768170
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.7668140
Investigation and Security Services32.7468110
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities32.7368070
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation32.6968000
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events32.6968000
Personal and Laundry Services32.6567910
Newspaper Publishers32.6567900
Management of Companies and Enterprises32.5267650
Apparel Manufacturing32.5267630
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers32.4567500
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers32.4467470
Pipeline Transportation32.3967370
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages32.3567290
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services32.3367250
Support Activities for Air Transportation32.367170
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing32.1766910
Waste Management and Remediation Services32.1566880
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services32.1566860
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers32.1466840
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)31.9966540
Support Activities for Transportation31.9566460
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations31.9566460
Television Broadcasting31.9266400
Specialized Design Services31.9266400
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas31.7866100
Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.7566050
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills31.6565840
All industries, private ownership only31.6365800
Radio and Television Broadcasting31.6365780
Construction of Buildings31.5965700
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned31.5165540
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services31.4865470
Office Administrative Services31.4665450
Depository Credit Intermediation31.4265360
Building Equipment Contractors31.465310
Hospitals, State government owned31.3565210
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores31.3265150
Lessors of Real Estate31.1864860
Wholesale Trade31.1564790
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing31.1464780
Finance and Insurance31.1364750
Other Food Manufacturing31.0564570
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing31.0464570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.0464560
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods31.0164500
All industries30.9564380
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries30.9464350
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.8964260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers30.8964260
Basic Chemical Manufacturing30.8964250
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing30.8264110
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers30.8264110
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing30.7864020
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations30.7363920
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing30.6963830
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing30.6763790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)30.6663780
Insurance Carriers30.6463730
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing30.6363710
Specialty Trade Contractors30.6263700
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction30.5663560
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles30.5563550
Waste Collection30.563440
Transportation and Warehousing30.563430
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds30.4863390
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing30.4563330
Rental and Leasing Services30.4363290
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services30.4363280
Administrative and Support Services30.3863200
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing30.3663150
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services30.3663150
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned30.2862980
Motion Picture and Video Industries30.2562920
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities30.2362880
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services30.262820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned30.262820
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.262810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing30.1662720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners30.1362680
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions30.1362660
Employment Services30.0862570
Activities Related to Real Estate30.0662520
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing30.0462480
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities30.0162420
Educational Services, Privately owned29.9662310
Real Estate29.9462270
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing29.8962160
Plastics Product Manufacturing29.8862150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing29.8662110
Hospitals, Privately owned29.8462060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned29.8462060
Performing Arts Companies29.8462060
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.8262030
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses29.8262020
Nonstore Retailers29.7761930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.7561880
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors29.6961750
Primary Metal Manufacturing29.5161370
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing29.4861320
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations29.4361220
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing29.3661070
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing29.3361010
Dairy Product Manufacturing29.2860900
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.1160560
Other Support Services29.0960520
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing29.0760460
Automobile Dealers28.9760260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing28.9160130
Paper Manufacturing28.960120
Educational Support Services, Privately owned28.8560000
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction28.8459990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)28.8459980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing28.8259940
Other Insurance Related Activities28.8259930
Junior colleges, Local government owned28.7659830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation28.7659820
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers28.7659810
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers28.7359750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned28.7159710
Federal, State, and Local Government28.7159710
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service28.7159710
Hospitals, Local government owned28.759690
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing28.6959670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned28.6759640
Social Advocacy Organizations28.6759640
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service28.6459580
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers28.6359550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers28.5359330
Beverage Manufacturing28.5259310
Services to Buildings and Dwellings28.5159290
Utility System Construction28.4859240
Rubber Product Manufacturing28.4859230
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing28.4259120
Retail Trade28.4159080
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing28.459070
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers28.3859020
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.2558760
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)28.2558760
Scheduled Air Transportation28.2558750
Air Transportation28.2458740
Home Health Care Services28.1558540
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.1158470
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)28.0958420
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing27.9958210
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing27.9758180
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.9158050
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.8557920
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers27.8257870
Outpatient Care Centers27.8157850
Printing and Related Support Activities27.7457690
Educational Services, Local government owned27.6957600
Business Support Services27.6657540
Textile Mills27.657400
Ambulatory Health Care Services27.5857360
Residential Building Construction27.5657330
Food Manufacturing27.5557300
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned27.4957180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories27.4457070
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned27.456980
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing27.3656910
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.3456880
Educational Services, State government owned27.3156800
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services27.3156800
Offices of Physicians27.1956560
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services27.1256410
Facilities Support Services27.1256400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned27.0856320
Machine Shops27.0656280
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries27.0556260
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services27.0356220
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)26.8855910
Couriers and Messengers26.8555860
Restaurants and Other Eating Places26.7355600
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities26.7355590
Couriers and Express Delivery Services26.6255380
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned26.6255370
Fabric Mills26.5555220
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries26.5355180
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.555120
Food Services and Drinking Places26.4455000
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing26.3354770
Religious Organizations26.2154520
State government, including schools and hospitals26.2154510
Truck Transportation26.1154300
Food and Beverage Stores25.8953850
Grocery Stores25.8753810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.8653790
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores25.8353720
Home Furnishings Stores25.7553560
Casino Hotels25.753450
Warehousing and Storage25.6953440
Gambling Industries25.6653380
General Freight Trucking25.6253290
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers25.5653170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities25.4552940
Accommodation and Food Services25.2252450
Social Assistance25.1152230
Individual and Family Services25.0952190
Vocational Rehabilitation Services24.9551900
Junior colleges, State government owned24.9251830
Traveler Accommodation24.8451670
Animal Food Manufacturing24.8151600
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly24.6351230
Other Residential Care Facilities24.5651080
Civic and Social Organizations24.3550650
Telephone Call Centers24.2650470
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities24.1850300
Animal Slaughtering and Processing23.4248700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities22.6947200
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers22.3846550
Child Day Care Services22.3146410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities20.442430

Not all industries pay the same for Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Benefits Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Benefits Specialists are in the states of DC, WA, DE, NJ and CT. The average salary in DC is $82270.

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