Average Benefits Specialist Salary in Afghanistan for 2023

In this article, we will look at the average Benefits Specialist salary for 2023 in Afghanistan and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Afghan afghani. To keep things simple, we are using the AFN currency code instead of the currency symbol ุ‹.

How Much Does a Benefits Specialist Make in Afghanistan?

A Benefits Specialist working in Afghanistan will typically earn around 721,600 AFN per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 351,200 AFN to the highest average salary of 1,124,200 AFN.

Average Annual Salary
721,600 AFN
Average Monthly Salary
60,133 AFN

Lowest Annual Salary
351,200 AFN
Lowest Monthly Salary
29,266 AFN

Highest Annual Salary
1,124,200 AFN
Highest Monthly Salary
93,683 AFN

These are average salaries for a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Benefits Specialist to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Benefits Specialist salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Benefits Specialist Salaries in Afghanistan

So we've looked at the average salaries a Benefits Specialist will earn in Afghanistan. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Benefits Specialist can earn between 351,200 AFN and 1,124,200 AFN on average in Afghanistan. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan is 735,500 AFN. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 735,500 AFN, and 50% of the population earn more than 735,500 AFN.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).

Percentiles

Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Benefits Specialist salary in Afghanistan, 25% of the population are earning less than 489,500 AFN while 75% of the population earn more than 489,500 AFN.

75% of the population earn less than 946,000 AFN, and 25% of the population earn more than 946,000 AFN.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Benefits Specialist Salary by Experience Level in Afghanistan

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average benefits specialist salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. A Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 419,400 AFN.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Benefits Specialist salary would increase to 535,900 AFN.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Benefits Specialist, the average salary would be 743,300 AFN.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 918,500 AFN.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Benefits Specialist with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 985,700 AFN.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Benefits Specialist with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 1,048,100 AFN.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
419,400 AFN
2-5 Years +29%
535,900 AFN
5-10 Years +38%
743,300 AFN
10-15 Years +24%
918,500 AFN
15-20 Years +7%
985,700 AFN
20+ Years +7%
1,048,100 AFN

Benefits Specialist Salary by Education Level in Afghanistan

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • Bachelor's Degree. A Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 520,900 AFN.

  • Master's Degree. A Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan with a master's degree education can earn an average salary of 839,500 AFN.

Average Salary by Education Chart

Bachelor's Degree
520,900 AFN
Master's Degree +60%
839,500 AFN

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Afghanistan is around 389,000 to 1,170,000 AFN and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Benefits Specialist Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Afghanistan, a male benefits specialist will earn an average of 757,300 AFN, while a female benefits specialist will earn around 663,200 AFN.

This means that a male benefits specialist earns approximately 14% more than a female benefits specialist for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Afghanistan

Male
757,300 AFN
Female -14%
663,200 AFN

Benefits Specialist Average Pay Raise in Afghanistan

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan is around 7% every 29 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Afghanistan is around 4% every 29 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 7 ÷ 29 ) × 12  = 3%

What this means is that a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 3% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Afghanistan for 2023

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Afghanistan.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Benefits Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

A Benefits Specialist is a low bonus based job, with 38% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

62% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 3% to 6%.

Received Bonus
38%
No Bonus
62%

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn approximately 11% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
971,200 AFN
Private Sector -11%
878,900 AFN

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Benefits Specialist

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Benefits Specialist in Afghanistan.

Job Title Category Salary
Benefits Administrator Human Resources 618,800 AFN
Benefits Analyst Human Resources 741,500 AFN
Benefits Manager Human Resources 1,249,900 AFN
Chief Human Resources Officer Human Resources 1,632,100 AFN
Chief People Officer Human Resources 1,655,500 AFN
Compensation Analyst Human Resources 743,100 AFN
Compensation and Benefits Manager Human Resources 1,283,600 AFN
Compensation and Benefits Officer Human Resources 514,800 AFN
Compensation and Benefits Specialist Human Resources 721,600 AFN
Compensation Manager Human Resources 1,259,300 AFN
Corporate Director of Human Resources Human Resources 1,606,100 AFN
Corporate Recruiter Human Resources 1,067,500 AFN
Corporate Trainer Human Resources 767,400 AFN
Director of Talent Acquisition Human Resources 1,560,800 AFN
Employee Benefits Administrator Human Resources 869,400 AFN
Employee Benefits Consultant Human Resources 1,152,700 AFN
Employee Benefits Coordinator Human Resources 450,300 AFN
Employee Communications Manager Human Resources 1,085,600 AFN
Employee Development Specialist Human Resources 1,037,600 AFN
Employee Engagement Specialist Human Resources 1,004,400 AFN
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator Human Resources 925,900 AFN
Employee Performance Specialist Human Resources 773,400 AFN
Employee Relations Analyst Human Resources 987,200 AFN
Employee Relations Manager Human Resources 1,088,100 AFN
Employee Relations Practitioner Human Resources 1,122,500 AFN
Employee Relations Representative Human Resources 778,900 AFN
Employee Relations Specialist Human Resources 990,700 AFN
Employee Services Manager Human Resources 1,088,800 AFN
Employee Services Specialist Human Resources 1,000,700 AFN
Employee Wellness Officer Human Resources 754,900 AFN
Employment Advice Worker Human Resources 480,600 AFN
Employment Interviewer Human Resources 721,600 AFN
Employment Relations Officer Human Resources 475,700 AFN
Employment Service Specialist Human Resources 596,100 AFN
Employment Services Coordinator Human Resources 705,500 AFN
Enrollment Counselor Human Resources 954,900 AFN
Equal Opportunity Representative Human Resources 761,400 AFN
Executive Human Capital Management Human Resources 1,547,500 AFN
Executive Recruiter Human Resources 1,067,300 AFN
Expatriate Administration Manager Human Resources 1,070,600 AFN
Expatriate Administration Supervisor Human Resources 727,100 AFN
Global Mobility Manager Human Resources 1,283,600 AFN
Head of Human Resources Human Resources 1,464,200 AFN
Headhunter Human Resources 1,094,000 AFN
Health Benefits Coordinator Human Resources 623,700 AFN
HRIS Analyst Human Resources 528,600 AFN
HRIS Manager Human Resources 926,000 AFN
HRIS Officer Human Resources 485,200 AFN
HRIS Supervisor Human Resources 531,700 AFN
Human Resources Administration Specialist Human Resources 629,800 AFN
Human Resources Administrative Assistant Human Resources 442,200 AFN
Human Resources Administrative Coordinator Human Resources 653,200 AFN
Human Resources Administrator Human Resources 660,500 AFN
Human Resources Advisor Human Resources 1,025,100 AFN
Human Resources Analyst Human Resources 913,400 AFN
Human Resources Assessor Human Resources 555,800 AFN
Human Resources Assistant Human Resources 425,100 AFN
Human Resources Assistant Manager Human Resources 1,168,300 AFN
Human Resources Associate Human Resources 398,300 AFN
Human Resources Consultant Human Resources 1,249,900 AFN
Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources 471,700 AFN
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager Human Resources 862,100 AFN
Human Resources Deputy Manager Human Resources 1,224,800 AFN
Human Resources Development Manager Human Resources 1,440,700 AFN
Human Resources Director Human Resources 1,594,500 AFN
Human Resources Executive Human Resources 1,116,700 AFN
Human Resources Generalist Human Resources 754,900 AFN
Human Resources Manager Human Resources 1,464,200 AFN
Human Resources Officer Human Resources 587,800 AFN
Human Resources Recruiter Human Resources 1,120,700 AFN
Human Resources Representative Human Resources 625,000 AFN
Human Resources Section Head Human Resources 954,900 AFN
Human Resources Services Manager Human Resources 1,320,500 AFN
Human Resources Specialist Human Resources 828,400 AFN
Human Resources Superintendent Human Resources 582,700 AFN
Human Resources Training Executive Human Resources 1,113,100 AFN
Human Resources Vice President Human Resources 1,487,200 AFN
Industrial Organizational Psychologist Human Resources 1,283,600 AFN
Job Evaluation Specialist Human Resources 1,043,600 AFN
Labor Relations Director Human Resources 1,224,800 AFN
Labor Relations Manager Human Resources 1,224,800 AFN
Labor Relations Specialist Human Resources 581,300 AFN
Learning and Development Manager Human Resources 1,273,300 AFN
Occupational Health and Safety Officer Human Resources 563,300 AFN
Organizational Development Consultant Human Resources 1,196,900 AFN
Organizational Development Manager Human Resources 1,320,500 AFN
Organizational Development Specialist Human Resources 699,700 AFN
Payroll Assistant Human Resources 504,500 AFN
Payroll Supervisor Human Resources 618,800 AFN
People Development Officer Human Resources 741,500 AFN
Personnel Officer Human Resources 420,100 AFN
Personnel Recruiter Human Resources 1,116,700 AFN
Records Clerk Human Resources 396,300 AFN
Records Manager Human Resources 646,600 AFN
Recruiter Human Resources 1,078,200 AFN
Recruiting Coordinator Human Resources 573,500 AFN
Recruiting Manager Human Resources 1,440,700 AFN
Recruitment Consultant Human Resources 1,088,800 AFN
Recruitment Officer Human Resources 598,600 AFN
Recruitment Supervisor Human Resources 913,400 AFN
Research Associate Human Resources 485,300 AFN
SAP Resource Manager Human Resources 1,141,000 AFN
Talent Acquisition Manager Human Resources 1,380,400 AFN
Talent Acquisition Specialist Human Resources 812,900 AFN
Talent Management Officer Human Resources 652,200 AFN
Technical Recruiter Human Resources 653,200 AFN
Training Administrator Human Resources 623,200 AFN
Training and Development Manager Human Resources 1,369,700 AFN
Training and Development Section Head Human Resources 1,112,300 AFN
Training Executive Human Resources 1,141,000 AFN
Training Manager Human Resources 1,369,700 AFN
Training Officer Human Resources 551,200 AFN
Training Specialist Human Resources 858,100 AFN

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Afghanistan, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Herat 739,500 AFN
Jalalabad 698,200 AFN
Kabul 807,900 AFN
Kandahar 781,200 AFN
Kunduz 683,400 AFN
Mazari Sharif 731,700 AFN

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