Benefits Coordinator Salary

Benefits Coordinators earn around $44K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering approximately $64K at the median. Benefits Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+23 percent), New York (+22 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,190 - $60,639
$34K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,021
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$13.52 - $23.20
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MEDIAN: $17.66
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$0$60K
Salary $34,190 - $60,639
Bonus $608 - $5,192
Profit Sharing $734 - $4,596
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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$30,851 - $56,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 554
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.52 - $23.20
Overtime $17.51 - $37.29
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $608 - $5,192
Profit Sharing $734 - $4,596
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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$30,851 - $56,585
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 485

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Job Description for Benefits Coordinator

Businesses that have many employees with company-sponsored benefits frequently employ a benefits coordinator. Much of the coordinator's work centers around helping to administer the organization’s health plan, including providing information and processing related documentation. Additionally, the coordinator may be tasked with overseeing employees' earned vacation time and providing data to middle managers for staffing and scheduling needs. Additionally, the benefits coordinator may be the company’s liaison between employees and the administrator of pension and retirement plans.

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Benefits Coordinator Tasks

  • Develop and prepare communications to employees about benefit programs, procedures, claims and any other government mandated disclosures.
  • Administer employee benefits programs.
  • Maintain records and procedures for the administration process.
  • Ensure accuracy of employee benefits data, including service from third party vendors.

Common Career Paths for Benefits Coordinator


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Benefits Coordinators may progress into high-paying roles like Human Resources Director, where median compensation is $80K annually. When Benefits Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Benefits Managers or Benefits Administrators. Those roles pay an additional $28K and $3K, respectively.

Benefits Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Benefits Coordinator


American Income Life Insurance Company pays the most with a median salary of $40K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $21K to a high of $54K.

Popular Skills for Benefits Coordinator


Benefits Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Payroll Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Human Resources and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 24 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Employee Relations and Leave of Absence Administration. It is often found that people who know Benefits Administration are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Benefits Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Benefits Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Benefits Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 659 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Benefits Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 271 salaries. An experienced Benefits Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 204 salaries. A Benefits Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 70 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,969

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Benefits Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Benefits Coordinator?

Benefits Coordinator in San Antonio:
"Its great."
Pros: I can to help ppl.
Cons: Working with a controlling boss that does practice our core values.

Benefits Coordinator in New York:
Pros: Close to home. Team. Employer Match. Free Stuff. Wellness Program. Good Work-Life Balance.
Cons: Salary. Relationship with boss. Insurance increasing ($554 a year) New insurance High Deductible Health Plan—restrictions on insurance. Not doing what I'm doing with my life. Haven’t been promoted since I began. No recent professional development. Paid semi-monthly.

Benefits Coordinator in Alexandria:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: I love the company I work for. It is privately owned by a group of family oriented people. My supervisor is very flexible with my schedule if there comes a time that I need to deviate from my regular work week. I like that the job itself challenges me to learn and grow in my HR experience. We here are often acknowledge through get together and meals. My supervisor even gives me notes of appreciation on a regular basis.
Cons: I have some accounting duties that I honestly do not know why they are my duties. It takes a great deal of my time and can be stressful. I feel like I'm being forced to do something that is not part of my job.

Benefits Coordinator in Onamia:
"My review."
Pros: I learn something new everyday.
Cons: People get frustrated if they do not get what they want for the price they expected.

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Key Stats for Benefits Coordinator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Benefits Coordinator Salaries

▲22%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
$41,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Payroll Administration
▲24%




▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Benefits & Compensation
▼0%

National Average
$41,000




Leave of Absence Administration
▼4%

Employee Relations
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%
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