How Much Do Benefits Specialists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

HR Specialists

HR Specialists conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$72610 per year
Hourly wage
$35 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$41,490 to $52,010 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $25 per hour

Entry-level Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $41,490 to $52,010 per year or $20 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $54 $111,930
Senior (Top 25%) $42 $86,590
Middle (Mid 50%) $32 $67,190
Junior (Bottom 25%) $25 $52,010
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $41,490

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $45 $94,600
DC $40 $82,550
WA $39 $81,260
NY $39 $81,200
MA $39 $80,940
UT $38 $79,780
CA $38 $79,220
DE $38 $79,010
VA $38 $78,790
RI $37 $77,900

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Benefits Specialists are in the states of NJ, DC, WA, NY and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $103650 $49.83
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $101320 $48.71
Natural Gas Distribution $94820 $45.59
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $87950 $42.28
Oil and Gas Extraction $87170 $41.91
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $86890 $41.77
Other Information Services $86860 $41.76
Legal Services $86750 $41.71
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $86380 $41.53
Telecommunications $86140 $41.42
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $85410 $41.06
Scientific Research and Development Services $84490 $40.62
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $84200 $40.48
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $84020 $40.39
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $83810 $40.29
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $83470 $40.13
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $83440 $40.12
Software Publishers $83070 $39.94
Radio and Television Broadcasting $82820 $39.82
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $82500 $39.66
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $81880 $39.37
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $80180 $38.55
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $79900 $38.42
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $79750 $38.34
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $79700 $38.32
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $79680 $38.31
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $79650 $38.29
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $79610 $38.28
Ship and Boat Building $79340 $38.14
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $78760 $37.87

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