Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

Average Human Resources Coordinators in the United States make around $42K annually. Total cash incomes of Human Resources Coordinators run from $30K to $54K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $7K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Human Resources Coordinators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,514 - $56,471
(Median)
$33K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,700
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$13.13 - $22.91
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$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,514 - $56,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,934  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $5,022  
Commission
$-0.50 - $6,638  
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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$30,165 - $54,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,936
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $22.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.61 - $35.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,934  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $6,638  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $5,022  
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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$30,165 - $54,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,153
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

A human resources (HR) coordinator administers a variety of human resources activities and programs, including those related to staffing, compensation, benefits, training and workplace safety. Staffing duties performed by coordinators including posting job listings to fill vacancies and reviewing resumes or applications to ensure that the basic qualifications are met before passing them on to the hiring team. Additionally, the coordinator answers 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. As the position involves handling employees' personal information, the coordinator is expected to maintain proper security for all employee files and follow privacy procedures at all times.

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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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For Human Resources Coordinators, progressing to a Human Resources Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Director can earn $79K annually. When Human Resources Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists. Those roles pay an additional $18K and $7K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Maxim Healthcare Services, Marriott International, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Human Resources Coordinators. Human Resources Coordinators flock to EY (Ernst & Young) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $50K lead the pack in compensation. The Boeing Company, Marriott International, Inc., and H.J. Heinz also offer top salaries for Human Resources Coordinators. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $49K, $42K, and $40K, respectively.

Considering that the median salary at Maxim Healthcare Services is a shallow $30K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 68 percent less than the top paying company. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lord and Taylors. They all pay $32K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Survey results imply that Human Resources Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Benefits Administration, ADP Human Resources System, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Employee Relations also know 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 Human Resources Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $39K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. For Human Resources Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,143

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Human Resources Coordinators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in Miami and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Charlottesville:
"Cheerleader."
Pros: Helping employees with benefits, questions, and on-boarding them to make them feel as a part of the team!
Cons: PAPERWORK! Ineffective processes.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in San Jose:
"Benefits administration."
Pros: The many items that fall under the HR umbrella - always something different to work on.
Cons: Lack of flexibility in work ours/telecommuting and the pay.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Cincinnati:
"Staff issues, corporate culture,"
Pros: Working w/ team managers about staff issues, advocating for staff, enforcing company policies.
Cons: Communication issues w/ team managers.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Cincinnati:
"It gives me the opportunity to gain valuable experience."
Pros: My own office, but need a bigger one with a window.
Cons: The inability to work from home, the commute. Need appreciation and pay for my experience and education.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Laurel:
Pros: - Working with employees at all levels and feeling like a make a positive difference in their professional lives and sometimes in their personal lives. - It is never dull; it changes from day to day. - I work for a great company and I'm very proud to tell others where I work.
Cons: - No matter where I work, there is always a few people who can really get under my skin and I have a few of those here. - Inequality in compensation. - Employees who are resistant to change ("Naysayers")

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

ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
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Recruiting
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Payroll Administration
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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 1508 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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