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Benefits Manager Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$121,196 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Benefits Manager is $121,196 a year and $58 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Benefits Manager is between $84,580 and $150,667. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Benefits Manager. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Manages employee benefits program for organization.
  • Plans and directs implementation and administration of benefits programs designed to insure employees against loss of income due to illness, injury, layoff, or retirement.
  • Oversees preparation and distribution of written and verbal information to inform employees of benefits programs, such as insurance and pension plans, paid time off, bonus pay, and special employer-sponsored activities.
Benefits Manager Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Compensation and Benefits Managers

Job family population: 15,520

Estimated population of Benefits Manager jobs: 548

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Benefits Manager Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Benefits Manager
Jun 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Interim HR
Benefits Manager 3-6 Month Contract (Temp to Perm) Chicago, IL 60611 Hourly Rate: Depends on experience Annual Salary: Depends on experience Our client, an established leader in higher education, is ...
Benefit Manager
Jun 9
Chicago, IL, USA
HR Source Staffing
Benefits • Provides strategic recommendations with regards to cost containment to assure maximum ... and manage annual renewal of contracts • Coordinate and manage monthly reconciliation of vendor ...
Sr. Benefits Analyst
Jun 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Serve as subject matter expert in Employee Benefits and the Benefits Administration System for HR team and the management of the organization. * Work with vendors/carriers/providers and other ...
US Benefits Administrator
Jun 3
Avison Young
... leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail ... The Benefit Administrator is an essential part of the HR team interacting with all levels of ...
Benefits Analyst
Apr 30
Chicago, IL, USA
The position also works with payroll and associated vendors to manage benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, courteous resolution. This person will be involved in the daily administration ...
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