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Average Salaries for

This estimated salary is an approximation based on compensation data points gathered from similar job postings or existing salaries for the same or similar job title within the same market. Average salary insights are based on aggregate data and are not specific to any individual job posting.

Benefits Manager

National Average
$54,000
VA Average
$56,000

Benefits Manager

Benefits managers oversee the administrative tasks associated with giving an organization's employees benefits, including health insurance and life insurance.

On an ordinary day, benefits managers spend their time:

  • Researching benefits plans and selecting the best value plans for their organizations
  • Communicating particulars of benefits plans to employers and other employees
  • Checking insurance claims before submitting them to ensure all necessary paperwork is attached and complete.

Average Salaries for

This estimated salary is an approximation based on compensation data points gathered from similar job postings or existing salaries for the same or similar job title within the same market. Average salary insights are based on aggregate data and are not specific to any individual job posting.

Benefits Manager

National Average
$54,000
VA Average
$56,000

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Benefits Manager
New York, NY
$70,000
Los Angeles, CA
$68,000
Chicago, IL
$61,000
Atlanta, GA
$58,000
Philadelphia, PA
$56,000
Dallas, TX
$55,000
Houston, TX
$55,000
San Antonio, TX
$53,000
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

On an ordinary day, benefits managers spend their time:

  • Researching benefits plans and selecting the best value plans for their organizations
  • Communicating particulars of benefits plans to employers and other employees
  • Checking insurance claims before submitting them to ensure all necessary paperwork is attached and complete.

Insider Tips

On average, benefits managers command average salaries of $54,000 per year. Location is the biggest factor influencing salaries for benefits managers. Pay is greatest in New York City, Minneapolis, and San Francisco, in line with the cities' high living costs. Benefits managers in these cities make much more than those in Tampa and Denver. Experience also impacts salary, with wages typically increasing throughout a benefits manager's career.