What does a HR Coordinator do?

Human resources coordinators complete administrative duties for the human resources department at their organizations by assisting their management with recruitment. They maintain employee records, assist with payroll processing, and provide administrative support to all employees. They assist in the recruitment process by identifying candidates, performing reference checks, and issuing employment contracts.

Human resources coordinators assist their teams with performance management procedures, schedule meetings, interviews, HR events, and maintain supervisor agendas. They coordinate training sessions and seminars and perform orientations while updating new staff records and producing and submitting reports on general human resources department activity. They assist with payroll and other projects and stay current with the latest human resources trends and best practices. Human resources coordinators need a bachelor's degree in human resources or related fields and two years of experience as a human resources coordinator.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$2,500 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $3K
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HR Coordinator Career Path

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Mirick O'ConnellMirick O'Connell
Human Resources Coordinator
14 Aug 2019

“I started here almost 11 years ago and it was the best decision I made.”

Oasis Behavioral HealthOasis Behavioral Health
Human Resources Coordinator (HR Coordinator)
26 Jul 2021

“More encouragement and training would make the job more enjoyable and would lead to ownership of the position.”

Human Resources Coordinator
14 Sep 2021

“What was put on our team was a ridiculous amount of work and leaves no work life balance for anyone.”

Onboarding Coordinator
8 Jul 2020

“Worked with the best Talent Acquisition team great team calture an absolute pleasure to work.”

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Human Resources Coordinator
1 Dec 2021

“It's a great learning environment for anyone in any stage of their HR career.”

Human Resources Coordinator
20 Jan 2020

“Management knew a lot of team members wanted career progression but did not act on this.”

Onboarding Coordinator
23 Aug 2021

“it is a great company and is developing each day to support it's colleagues and provide the best service for our clients.”

Creative CultureCreative Culture
Human Resources Coordinator
24 Aug 2021

“They have been the only organisation to give me the opportunity to learn a new role from scratch while prioritising my development above all.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a hr coordinator

When working as a hr coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, MS Powerpoint, Written Communication and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to hr coordinator are:
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a hr coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.