Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

An average Human Resources Coordinator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $41K annually. Cash earnings for Human Resources Coordinators — including $4K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $54K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. There are far more female Human Resources Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,178 - $55,979
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$32K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $41,320
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$13.00 - $22.78
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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
$32,178 - $55,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,913  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $4,955  
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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$29,990 - $54,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$19.24 - $35.16  
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 - $3,913  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,983  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $4,955  
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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$29,990 - $54,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,560
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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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Maxim Healthcare Services, The Boeing Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Hilton Worldwide are all popular places to work. Although The Boeing Company leads the field in pay with a median salary of $49K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $42K on the low end all the way up to $86K at the top.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Maxim Healthcare Services. While salaries on one end can reach $45K, the company's median pay sits at $30K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Human Resources Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. Human Resources Coordinators bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by 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 (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 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 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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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Recruiting
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Training
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1490 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%
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