When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($105K per year) can be spotted in Webster, N.Y.; Glenview, Ill. (around $82K), Cleveland, Ohio (approximately $71K), and New York, N.Y. ($66K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Phoenix, Ariz.; in fact, at $45K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Illinois take home the most — about $74K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Human Resources Consultants, who earn an average around $72K per year, closely trailed by Software Developers ($72K), Human Resources Generalists (about $61K), and Customer Service Supervisors ($60K). On the lower end are Payroll Specialists at approximately $39K on average.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $62K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $48K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (30 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $71K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Human Resources Professionals earn approximately $72K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Senior Human Resources Professionals with credentials; these people earn around $70K annually on average. At Paychex, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest salaries at $83K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Java; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $83K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, about a seventh of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Paychex, Inc. gives paid vacation days to two in five employees and sick leave to 31 percent. A fair number of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all workers receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.