Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

An average Human Resources Coordinator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $42K per year. The final incomes of Human Resources Coordinators generally vary between $30K and $54K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $4K, $5K, and $7K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Human Resources Coordinators are female. For the most part, Human Resources Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 (?
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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 (?
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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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Human Resources Coordinators who transition into a Human Resources Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $79K per year. 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 top-notch employers for Human Resources Coordinators in this area. EY (Ernst & Young) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $50K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Boeing Company, Marriott International, Inc., and H.J. Heinz, top-paying firms where Human Resources Coordinators rake in a $49K, $42K, or $40K, respectively.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Maxim Healthcare Services — this employer offers a median salary of $30K, 68 percent lower than the top payer. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lord and Taylors. Their employees earn $32K on average.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinators report using a large range 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 skilled in Employee Relations are similarly competent 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Human Resources Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 will also find cushy salaries in 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. Miami and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 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")

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Houston:
"Life in and day in HR."
Pros: I love the Payroll and Benefits aspect. The flexibility to be a Generalist and being able to touch all facets of HR.
Cons: N/A.

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.

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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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