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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary (United States)

It's impossible to make it big as a Human Resources Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K per year. Cash earnings for Human Resources Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $54K. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (90 percent) of Human Resources Coordinators who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary (?
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$31,853 - $55,418
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MEDIAN: $41,036
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$12.85 - $22.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,853 - $55,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,839  
Profit Sharing
$369.87 - $5,092  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$29,800 - $53,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,963
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $34.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,839  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$369.87 - $5,092  
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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$29,800 - $53,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,170
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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 may experience if they take an upper-level role like Human Resources Director. The position pays an average $78K 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

Human Resources Coordinators flock to Hilton Worldwide for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $40K lead the pack in compensation.
Maxim Healthcare Services seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $28K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $22K and $45K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

Survey takers working as Human Resources Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Benefits Administration, ADP Human Resources System, and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know 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. 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 $42K. Human Resources Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $45K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Human Resources Coordinators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Coordinator?
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.
Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Phoenix:
"HR Is An Amazing Place To Be If You Are Involved Management."
Pros: Knowing that my company helps people and our community. I am proud of what the company as a whole stands for. I enjoy knowing on a daily basis that I'm assisting our employees country wide. It is fulfilling to know that even the small tasks matter.
Cons: The slight flexible work schedule has been robbed from a few of us. Almost constant threats of write ups and possible termination for tardiness (less than 5 minutes). There's another new person on my team that has a special work schedule, somehow that's not bending the "new rules." A few people got promotions because they are loud and rude.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries

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$40,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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ADP Human Resources System
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1543 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%