Median pay for Benefits Coordinators in the United States is around $44K per year, but employers in San Francisco offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $64K. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+30 percent), New York (+23 percent), Austin (+20 percent), and San Diego (+18 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,376 - $59,758
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MEDIAN: $43,914
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,376 - $59,758  
   
Bonus
$512 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $4,122  
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$30,532 - $56,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 588
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$13.31 - $23.01  
   
Overtime
$17.67 - $37.47  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$512 - $5,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$727 - $4,122  
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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$30,532 - $56,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 459

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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

  • Develop and prepare communications to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer employee benefits programs.
  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Ensure accuracy of employee benefits data, including service from third party vendors.

Common Career Paths for Benefits Coordinator


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As Benefits Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Human Resources Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Human Resources Directors earn $80K on average per year. Benefits Managers or Benefits Administrators are common next-step roles for Benefits Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Benefits Managers is $28K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Benefits Administrators.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


Employees of American Income Life Insurance Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $21K to $54K.

With a median salary of $36K, Pacific Dental Services Incorporated provides Benefits Coordinators with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $43K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey results imply that Benefits Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Payroll Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Human Resources and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 24 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Employee Relations. Most people experienced in 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.


Benefits Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Benefits Coordinators make a median salary of $45K. As Benefits Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,937

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Benefits Coordinator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Benefits Coordinator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Benefits Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Leave of Absence Administration
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National Average
$41,000




Employee Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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