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Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Human Resources Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $41K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Coordinators can bottom out near $30K or peak near $54K depending on individual performance. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Human Resources Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,076 - $55,719
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,157
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$12.96 - $22.74
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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
$32,076 - $55,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,758  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,980  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,966  
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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$29,936 - $53,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $35.25  
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 - $3,758  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,966  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $4,980  
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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$29,936 - $53,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,374

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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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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 $78K annually. Human Resources Coordinators most often move into positions as Human Resources Managers or Human Resources Generalists; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Maxim Healthcare Services, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Hilton Worldwide, H.J. Heinz, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Human Resources Coordinators. Human Resources Coordinators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Hilton Worldwide, where the average salary comes to $40K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Survey results imply that Human Resources Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, ADP Human Resources System, Benefits Administration, and Applicant Tracking System (ATS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Human Resources Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Human Resources Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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 $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Coordinators, 22 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

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

Recruiting
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
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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 1530 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%