Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salary

For Human Resources Coordinators, yearly average wages total $44K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Human Resources Coordinators can bottom out at $31K or peak near $56K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Human Resources Coordinators (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,796 - $58,534
$34K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,028
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$13.64 - $23.38
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MEDIAN: $17.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,796 - $58,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,022  
Commission
$100.67 - $6,589  
Total Pay (?
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$30,712 - $55,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,389
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$20.65 - $36.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,976  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $6,589  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$30,712 - $55,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,197
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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

  • Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


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Human Resources Coordinators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Director. The latter position pays an average of $80K annually. A common career progression for a Human Resources Coordinator is to become a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager. Compared to Human Resources Coordinators, the first group earns $7K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Maxim Healthcare Services, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., H.J. Heinz, and Menard's Incorporated are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Human Resources Coordinators. EY (Ernst & Young) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $49K. Human Resources Coordinators will also find cushy salaries at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc (+$45K), Marriott International, Inc. (+$45K), and The Boeing Company (+$44K).

Offering a median salary of only $30K, Maxim Healthcare Services pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $25K to $45K is pretty narrow, too. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. ($32K), The Mentor Network ($32K), and Hilton Worldwide ($33K).

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information System, On-Boarding, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Human Resources are similarly competent in Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Human Resources Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Human Resources Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,044

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+16 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Coordinator?

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Calverton:
`"$High stress level, high expectations, result based."`
Pros: Dealing with the employees on a day to day basis.
Cons: Unrealistic expectations, no line drawn between personal and business relationship, too much multi-tasking.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Charlottesville:
`"$Cheerleader."`
Pros: Helping employees with benefits, questions, and on-boarding them to make them feel as a part of the team!
Cons: PAPERWORK! Ineffective processes.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in San Jose:
`"$Benefits administration."`
Pros: The many items that fall under the HR umbrella - always something different to work on.
Cons: Lack of flexibility in work ours/telecommuting and the pay.

Human Resources (HR) Coordinator in Cincinnati:
`"$Staff issues, corporate culture,"`
Pros: Working w/ team managers about staff issues, advocating for staff, enforcing company policies.
Cons: Communication issues w/ team managers.

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.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1012 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries

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National Average
$41,000

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries



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Human Resources
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Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Software
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National Average
$41,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1012 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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