Benefits Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Benefits Coordinators in the United States is around $42K annually, but employers in Philadelphia offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $56K. Benefits Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,393 - $55,770
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,827
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$12.70 - $22.55
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,393 - $55,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
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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$30,252 - $54,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 621
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $22.55  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $34.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
   
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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$30,252 - $54,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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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 who move on to become Benefits Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Benefits Managers get paid an average of $67K per year. The most common next step for a Benefits Coordinator is to become a Benefits Administrator or a Benefits Specialist. The former position pays an additional $3K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


Pacific Dental Services Incorporated offers the smallest salaries in town — $36K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $28K to $65K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Benefits Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Benefits Administration are 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Benefits Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $42K. 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 $48K on average.

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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 6%

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 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 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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