Benefits Coordinator Salary (United States)

Salaries for Benefits Coordinators in the United States average out at around $40,275 per year, but Philadelphia employers pay the most, offering approximately $58K on average. Other big spenders include Seattle, Irvine, New York, and Houston, top-paying cities where Benefits Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+12 percent, +11 percent, +10 percent, and +5 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$30,030 - $53,494  
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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  
PayScale
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 advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Benefits Manager will earn $26K more than someone not as far along in their career. Benefits Coordinators moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Benefits Administrators or Benefits Specialists, where paychecks increase by $2,225 or $1,607 per year.

Benefits Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator

American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) offers the largest salaries in town—$41,082 on average. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, where the median salary is just $38,499.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System (HRIS), 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

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Benefits Coordinators do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $38K—can reach $41K. Earnings total $44K after one to two decades. After 20 years of work in the field, Benefits Coordinators typically earn $48K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$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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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$40,000
Customer Service
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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%
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