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Benefits Coordinator Salary

Benefits Coordinators in the United States can expect wages of $42K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Benefits Coordinators range from $30K on the low end to $53K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $8K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Benefits Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Benefits Coordinators is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,012 - $55,155
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$55K
MEDIAN: $41,523
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$12.71 - $22.67
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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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
$32,012 - $55,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,064  
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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$30,191 - $53,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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
$12.71 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $34.81  
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 - $2,064  
   
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).
)
$30,191 - $53,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447

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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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Benefits Coordinators often transition into Benefits Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Benefits Managers earn $67K per year. It is quite typical for Benefits Coordinators to transition into roles as Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists, where reported median earnings are $3K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


Offering a median salary of only $36K, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $28K to $65K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Benefits Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Leave of Absence Administration, Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Those proficient in Benefits Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Coordinator

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


For Benefits Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. Benefits Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Benefits Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Benefits Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Tampa is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Atlanta and 6 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 7%

Benefits Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
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%
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