Benefits Coordinators in the United States can expect wages of $44K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Benefits Coordinators range from $31K on the low end to $55K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $4K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Benefits Coordinators. Women make up the vast majority of Benefits Coordinators (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$33,384 - $59,040
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$33K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,950
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$13.23 - $22.76
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,384 - $59,040  
   
Bonus
$504 - $5,125  
Profit Sharing
$727 - $4,122  
Total Pay (?
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$30,527 - $55,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 594
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $22.76  
   
Overtime
$19.98 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$504 - $5,125  
   
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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$30,527 - $55,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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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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. When Benefits Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Benefits Managers or Benefits Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $28K and $3K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


American Income Life Insurance Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $39K.

Pay for Benefits Coordinators is the lowest at Pacific Dental Services Incorporated, which has a median salary of $35K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $42K.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Payroll Administration, Human Resources, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Employee Relations, Leave of Absence Administration, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Benefits Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. For Benefits Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Benefits Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,807

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For Benefits Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Benefits Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Irvine (+12 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

Benefits Coordinator Reviews

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
$41,000


Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Insurance
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Employee Relations
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Leave of Absence Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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