An HR coordinator is a human resources professional who performs a variety of administrative duties to support an HR department and the employees of an organization. The responsibilities of an HR coordinator can vary based on an organization's size and on the way human resources responsibilities are distributed within the department. The overall responsibilities of an HR coordinator are to provide excellent services to the employees to ensure employee retention. In March 2011, PayScale estimated salaries based on 3,306 individuals working in this occupation.
Almost all human resources occupations require dedication to the organization, and many HR professionals work long hours or overtime. Most HR coordinators receive a base salary, bonuses and profit sharing. Average base salaries range from $34,368 to $46,840 per year, according to PayScale. Average bonuses range from $508 to $2,079 per year, and average profit to sharing ranges from $515 to $2,935 for per year. PayScale's ranges are for the 25th to 75th percentile of respondents to their surveys.
Most employers require a high school diploma or GED for this occupation, but prefer a bachelor's degree in human resources or related discipline. Among those reporting their wages to PayScale, those who received a Bachelor of Arts earned average salaries ranging from $32,946 to $39,381 per year. Those who received a Bachelor of Business Administration earned average salaries ranging from $35,518 to $43,746 per year. Those who received a degree in human resources management earned average salaries ranging from $34,884 to $42,729 per year.
Salaries vary for HR coordinators based on an organization’s size. Large organizations may have several HR coordinators or an HR coordinator at each office location. Small organizations may have one HR coordinator who assumes all HR responsibilities. Approximately 1,214 individuals reported salary and their employer’s size. Those who work for organizations with fewer than 200 employees earn average salaries ranging from $29,163 to $47,949 per year. Those who work for organizations with 600 to 1,999 employees earn average salaries ranging from $35,404 to $49,193 per year. Those who work for organizations with over 50,000 employees earn average salaries ranging from $33,442 to $55,655 per year.
The salary of HR coordinators often increases as they gain professional experience. Those with less than one year of experience earn average salaries up to $40,969 per year. Those with one to nine years of experience earn average salaries ranging from $33,020 to $48,815 per year. Those with over 10 years of experience earn average salaries ranging from $35,403 to $57,884 per year.