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Employee Benefits Director Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$147,579 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Employee Benefits Director is $147,579 a year and $71 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Employee Benefits Director is between $101,792 and $184,066. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for an Employee Benefits Director. 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

  • Directs and coordinates employee benefits program for establishment.
  • Plans and oversees implementation and administration of benefits programs designed to ensure employees against loss of income because of illness, injury, layoff, or retirement.
Employee Benefits Director Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Compensation and Benefits Managers

Job family population: 15,520

Estimated population of Employee Benefits Director jobs: 329

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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...

Employee Benefits Director Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Human Resources Director
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR Therma-Stor is on the search for a Human Resources Director! Therma-Stor ... employee relations, benefit programs, recruitment & retention strategies, organizational ...
HR Director
Jun 25
Chicago, IL, USA
Ossanna Consulting
Must be a true generalist: role includes 80% Employee relations. They are very open door and ... Lots of training and talent development, benefits, compensation, compliance and policy, recruiting. ...
Director of Human Resources
Jun 17
Cicero, IL, USA
The Judge Group
Director, Human Resources (Small Single Plant Role) LOCATION: Cicero, IL (Chicago) Area SALARY ... employee relations; EEO; training and development; compensation and benefits; and medical services ...
Client Operations Lead (Chicago, IL)
Jun 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Businessolver Inc
Bachelor's Degree in Management or Communication preferred * 4+ years' experience working with clients and building relationships with direct experience in the employee benefits/benefit ...
Payroll and Benefits Specialist
May 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Arabella Advisors
... Associate Director, Culture and Talent, and assists managers with HR issues. Essential ... Own employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health reporting; and employee services * Support full ...
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