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Benefits Coordinator Salary

Median pay for Benefits Coordinators in the United States is around $41K annually, but employers in Philadelphia offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $58K. Benefits Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and New York (+8 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$31,883 - $54,826
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,169
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$12.70 - $22.43
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,883 - $54,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,046  
Profit Sharing
$221.92 - $8,109  
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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$29,931 - $53,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $22.43  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $34.32  
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 - $2,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$221.92 - $8,109  
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).
)
$29,931 - $53,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
United States (change)

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 $67K per year. Benefits Coordinators typically move into roles as Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists, and those positions pay $3K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey results imply that Benefits Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Leave of Absence Administration, Payroll Administration, Human Resources Information System, and Benefits Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. 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.


For Benefits Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 $49K.

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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%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
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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
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
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%