Benefits Coordinator Salary

Average Benefits Coordinators in the United States make around $42K per year. Total cash compensation to Benefits Coordinators bottoms out near $30K and approaches $54K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Benefits Coordinators are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,502 - $55,726

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$12.64 - $22.60

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,502 - $55,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
Profit Sharing
$220.21 - $8,170  
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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$30,158 - $54,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 635
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $22.60  
   
Overtime
$14.56 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
   
Profit Sharing
$220.21 - $8,170  
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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$30,158 - $54,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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 difficult to come across, Benefits Coordinators do sometimes move on to become Benefits Managers. The average salary for Benefits Managers is $67K annually. Benefits Coordinators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


While select Pacific Dental Services Incorporated employees may bring in up to $65K, a median salary of only $36K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Benefits Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Leave of Absence Administration, Payroll Administration, Insurance, and Benefits Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. The majority of those 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.


Benefits Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $38K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $42K. Benefits Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Benefits Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Benefits Coordinators in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (10 percent less) and St. Louis (5 percent less).

Benefits Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Benefits Coordinator?

Benefits Coordinator in Alexandria:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: I love the company I work for. It is privately owned by a group of family oriented people. My supervisor is very flexible with my schedule if there comes a time that I need to deviate from my regular work week. I like that the job itself challenges me to learn and grow in my HR experience. We here are often acknowledge through get together and meals. My supervisor even gives me notes of appreciation on a regular basis.
Cons: I have some accounting duties that I honestly do not know why they are my duties. It takes a great deal of my time and can be stressful. I feel like I'm being forced to do something that is not part of my job.

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Experience Affects Benefits Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 17%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

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
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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