Human Resources Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K annually. Overall incomes of Human Resources Coordinators — including $5K bonuses, $5K profit sharing proceeds, and $7K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $31K and $55K. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. There are far more female Human Resources Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. For the most part, Human Resources Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,369 - $57,970
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MEDIAN: $43,393
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,369 - $57,970  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,530  
Commission
$100.67 - $6,589  
Total Pay (?
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$30,582 - $55,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,642
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $36.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,904  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $6,589  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,530  
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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$30,582 - $55,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,220
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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 $80K per year. Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers are common next-step roles for Human Resources Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Generalists is $7K higher on average, and it's $18K higher for Human Resources Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Maxim Healthcare Services, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, and H.J. Heinz are top-notch employers for Human Resources Coordinators in this area. Those at EY (Ernst & Young) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $49K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Marriott International, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, where earnings of $45K, $44K, or $44K are standard for Human Resources Coordinators.

Maxim Healthcare Services seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $30K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $25K and $45K. Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Lord and Taylors, and Menard's Incorporated also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $32K, $33K, and $33K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator


Human Resources Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Benefits Administration, On-Boarding, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration. Those familiar with Human Resources also tend to know Employee Relations, Recruiting, and Benefits Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Coordinator

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For Human Resources Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $43K. Human Resources Coordinators see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $48K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,804

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With a pay rate for Human Resources Coordinators that is 26 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Columbus, 5 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 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.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Coordinator Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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National Average
$41,000

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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1019 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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