Benefits Coordinator Salary

Benefits Coordinators earn around $42K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in Philadelphia, offering approximately $54K at the median. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,473 - $55,759
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,864
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50%
90%

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$12.71 - $22.54
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
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
$32,473 - $55,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,300  
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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$30,300 - $54,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 632
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $22.54  
   
Overtime
$14.93 - $34.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,300  
   
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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$30,300 - $54,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460
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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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Advancing into a Benefits Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Benefits Coordinators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $67K per year. Typical career progression for a Benefits Coordinator involves becoming a Benefits Administrator or a Human Resources Manager, roles that pay $3K more and $18K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


Pacific Dental Services Incorporated offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $36K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $65K.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey results show that Benefits Coordinators use a fair number of skills. 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. 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.


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's salary is approximately $39K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $42K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $49K.

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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
26%
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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