Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

Average Human Resources Coordinators in the United States make around $41K annually. Total cash compensation for Human Resources Coordinators runs from $30K to $54K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. 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 enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,259 - $56,045

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$12.98 - $22.81

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,259 - $56,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,879  
Profit Sharing
$40.85 - $5,126  
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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$29,993 - $54,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,495
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $35.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,879  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,983  
Profit Sharing
$40.85 - $5,126  
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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$29,993 - $54,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,641
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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. Career advancement for the typical Human Resources Coordinator often leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager or a Human Resources Generalist; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinators fill the offices of leading firms Maxim Healthcare Services, The Boeing Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Hilton Worldwide. The Boeing Company pays the most with a median salary of $49K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $42K to a high of $86K.

Maxim Healthcare Services reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $30K) but some workers make up to $45K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. 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.


For Human Resources Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Human Resources Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $45K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 25 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 (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent.

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
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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 1454 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: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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