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Benefits Coordinator Salary (United States)

The median salary for Benefits Coordinators in the United States is $41K per year, and compared to other cities, Philadelphia offers the biggest paychecks at around $58K on average. Benefits Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+12 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Benefits Coordinator Salary (?
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$31,414 - $55,017
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MEDIAN: $41,081
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Benefits Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.98 - $22.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,414 - $55,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$221.92 - $4,055  
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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$30,030 - $53,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $22.55  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $34.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$221.92 - $4,055  
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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$30,030 - $53,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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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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For Benefits Coordinators, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Benefits Manager will earn $66K annually. Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists are common next-step roles for Benefits Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Benefits Administrators is $2K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Benefits Specialists.

Benefits Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator

The biggest paychecks can be found at American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) — the median salary there is $41K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale is American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC).

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator

Survey results suggest that Benefits Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System , Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 7 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. Benefits Coordinators see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $48K. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$40,000
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Experience Affects Benefits Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$40,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%