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Job Description of a Retention Coordinator

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A retention coordinator is a human resources professional who oversees and promotes employee relations programs to retain employees.


Educational requirements include a bachelor's degree in human resources, business or a related discipline.


Most employers require at least three years of experience in employee relations or related experience, and good understanding of recruiting and other human resources functions.


Overseeing and promoting employee relations includes surveying, analyzing and reviewing employees to find areas for employee retention improvement, promoting employee benefit programs, and managing new services and programs to attract new employees and retain current employees.

Other Responsibilities

These professionals often work closely with recruiting staff to develop pre-employment personality assessments to assist in finding candidates who match the organizational culture.

Salary lists a national average salary of $68,000 per year for these occupations in January 2010.

2016 Salary Information for Human Resources Managers

Human resources managers earned a median annual salary of $106,910 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, human resources managers earned a 25th percentile salary of $80,800, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $145,220, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 136,100 people were employed in the U.S. as human resources managers.