Benefits Coordinator Salary

The median salary for Benefits Coordinators in the United States is $42K per year, and compared to other cities, Philadelphia offers the biggest paychecks at around $56K on average. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,000 - $56,610
(Median)
$33K
$42K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,374
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$12.75 - $22.54
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$13
$17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,000 - $56,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
Profit Sharing
$223.49 - $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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$30,310 - $54,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $22.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.65 - $34.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$223.49 - $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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$30,310 - $54,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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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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Though hard to find, Benefits Coordinators sometimes become Benefits Managers. The role averages $68K per year. It is quite typical for Benefits Coordinators to transition into roles as Benefits Administrators or Human Resources Managers, where reported median earnings are $3K and $18K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


While select Pacific Dental Services Incorporated employees may bring in up to $64K, a median salary of only $38K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey takers working as Benefits Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leave of Absence Administration, Human Resources, Payroll Administration, and Human Resources Information System are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance. 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.


For Benefits Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $39K. Benefits Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,523

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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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
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Human Resources
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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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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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