Don’t pass up these job benefits—they can save you thousands

You probably thought you’d heard it all when it comes to wacky work perks. (Hello, nap rooms.) That is, until companies like Boxed Wholesale and Practichem upped the ante with even more platinum offerings, like contributing $20,000 toward your wedding expenses and furnishing Tesla TSLA, +2.27% leases.

Unfortunately, those headline-grabbing perks aren’t the norm, says Marjori Bergman, founder of Ignite Global Consulting. But that’s OK—because those “boring” benefits that are probably in your compensation package, from health insurance to tuition assistance, are extremely valuable, too.

We looked at data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s 2015 employee benefits report (based on a survey of more than 450 HR professionals) and tallied up how much you could save by taking advantage of seven common work perks.

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