What does a Benefits Coordinator do?

A Benefits Coordinator is part of a company's human resources department of large and mid-sized corporations. The function of a Benefits Coordinator can be different depending on the company, but the primary role is to handle all employee benefits and the paperwork that comes with it. Benefit Coordinators communicate with every employee, insurance providers, investment entities and retirement providers. Secure communication and interpersonal skills are required for this position.

While there isn't any formal education required for a Benefits Coordinator position, employers often prefer some form of degree. With the growing complexity of state and federal laws, a firm understanding of how the system work is paramount to the practice. Certifications are available from different entities to secure your place as a professional expert. CBS (certified benefits specialist), CMS (compensation management specialist), GBA (group benefits associate), and RPA (Retirement plan associate) certifications are all desired by most corporations.

  • Become and expert in the options of the company's current and changing benefit packages
  • Network with benefit providers to negotiate better packages
  • Ensure all employees are informed of current packages
  • Design and produce informational material to explain optional benefits
  • Disperse benefits packages in advance of benefit windows
  • Provide answers and help to employees with questions
  • Check all employee submitted forms for errors
  • Utilize basic office equipment to communicate effectively
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) Preferred
  • CMS (Compensation Management Specialist) Preferred
  • GBA (Group Benefits Associate) Preferred
  • RPA (Retirement Plans Associate)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft suite and systems
  • A keen eye for detail

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
27%
2 - 4
60%
5 - 7
2%
8+
11%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
Microsoft Office Suite
Written Communication
Attention To Detail
Excellent Communication
Sensitive
Microsoft Outlook
IN Spanish

Benefits Coordinator Seniority Levels

L2
Benefits Coordinator
$44,746/yr
L3
HR Manager
$49,684/yr
HR Manager
28% made the transition
Benefits Specialist
100% made the transition
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Benefits Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$44,746 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$33K
Median: $45K
$61K
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