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Benefits Coordinator Salary

Benefits Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $42K annually. In the world of Benefits Coordinators, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $53K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $8K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Women make up the vast majority of Benefits Coordinators (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,078 - $55,030
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,530
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$12.68 - $22.47
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,078 - $55,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
Profit Sharing
$218.16 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,100 - $53,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $22.47  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $34.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$218.16 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,100 - $53,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432

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Job Description for Benefits Coordinator

Businesses that have many employees with company-sponsored benefits frequently employ a benefits coordinator. Much of the coordinator's work centers around helping to administer the organization’s health plan, including providing information and processing related documentation. Additionally, the coordinator may be tasked with overseeing employees' earned vacation time and providing data to middle managers for staffing and scheduling needs. Additionally, the benefits coordinator may be the company’s liaison between employees and the administrator of pension and retirement plans.

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Benefits Coordinator Tasks

  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Ensure accuracy of employee benefits data, including service from third party vendors.
  • Develop and prepare communications to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer employee benefits programs.

Common Career Paths for Benefits Coordinator


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While rarely seen, Benefits Coordinators sometimes transition into upper level Benefits Managers positions, where the average income is $67K per year. Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists are common next-step roles for Benefits Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Benefits Administrators is $3K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Benefits Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Leave of Absence Administration, Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Human Resources Information System are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. Most people who know Benefits Administration also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Benefits Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Benefits Coordinators, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Benefits Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta and St. Louis (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Benefits Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%