Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

Pay for Human Resources Coordinators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $41K annually. Total incomes of Human Resources Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $54K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Coordinators. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Coordinators who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,214 - $56,043
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,319
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$13.00 - $22.78
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$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,214 - $56,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,905  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $4,907  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,983  
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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$29,989 - $54,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$19.29 - $35.20  
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 - $3,905  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,983  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $4,907  
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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$29,989 - $54,138  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,587
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

A human resources (HR) coordinator is in charge of the administration and maintenance of human resources activities and programs, including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, and workplace safety. Staffing duties including posting job listings as necessary to fill vacancies, and looking over resumes or applications that are received to ensure that the basic qualifications are met before passing them on to the hiring team. The coordinator will answer employee questions about human resources matters such as insurance, payroll, retirement plans, hiring procedures, and company policy; referrals are made to specialists when necessary. The job also includes managing new hire orientations, human resources events, and open enrollment for benefits such as health insurance, and company-wide meetings. A background in human resources is required for the coordinator position, and a degree in a related field such as business administration is preferred. To work in human resources, an applicant should have a professional demeanor with coworkers and outside parties (such as the third party managing any company insurance plans) and should be able to promote a team environment within the HR department. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. It is a desk job with typical office hours, Monday through Friday. A human resources coordinator should be proficient in the use of office equipment including computers, fax machines, printers, copiers, and scanners; one should also be well-versed in common software such as MS Office. As the position involves handling personal information of employees, the coordinator is expected to maintain proper security for any and all employee files.


Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Tasks

  • Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


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Human Resources Coordinators who transition into a Human Resources Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $78K per year. The most common next step for a Human Resources Coordinator is to become a Human Resources Manager or a Human Resources Generalist. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $7K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Maxim Healthcare Services, The Boeing Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Hilton Worldwide are top-notch employers for Human Resources Coordinators in this area. Although The Boeing Company heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $49K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $42K to $86K.

Maxim Healthcare Services offers the least money; the median income there is just $30K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $25K and $45K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, ADP Human Resources System, Benefits Administration, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Employee Relations tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Human Resources Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. On average, Human Resources Coordinators make $43K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Human Resources Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Coordinators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Human Resources Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Coordinator?

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Overland Park:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: My co-workers, my clients for the most part (all MSLC associates), my schedule, the success we've experienced.
Cons: The ceiling on raises due to CBIZ corporate HR and not being able to get raises based on MSLC's evaluation. Somestimes I wish there were more work to do during the slow periods of the year.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Dallas:
"Stress Level, Corporate Culture."
Pros: Interacting with new and old corporate employee's in all departments.
Cons: Manager is very negative, seems as though she is a back stabber, will talk really nice to your face but then will turn around and talk about you behind your back. Says really inappropriate things and complains that HR is just a peon since we are in the staffing industry and our department doesn't make the company any money.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in New York:
"Interesting work."
Pros: I am learning a lot. Each day is different because so many different things can happen in HR.
Cons: Not a lot of growth, salary is extremely low.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in San Fernando:
"Good Choice."
Pros: It is rewarding. You get to assist the staff and inspire them to be more productive employees.
Cons: High stress. Heavy work load.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Houston:
"HR Corporate World."
Pros: Having inside knowledge of what hiring managers are looking for in new candidates. Exposure to all job positions and salaries. On-boarding new executives. Being well-versed on the company's policies and procedures. Having extensive knowledge of the companies benefits.
Cons: Too much paperwork and information. Having to complete safety in-services every year.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits Administration
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ADP Human Resources System
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Human Resources
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Benefits & Compensation
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ADP Payroll System
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Employee Relations
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
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Recruiting
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Training
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1478 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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