Human Resources (HR) Administrator Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Administrator earns an average salary of $47,208 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$34,817 - $66,206
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MEDIAN: $47,208
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$13.95 - $24.16
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MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,817 - $66,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $5,199  
Commission
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,734 - $63,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,926
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $24.16  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $36.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,104  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $5,199  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,734 - $63,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Administrator

The human resources (HR) administrator is the first point of contact within a company for all HR-related inquiries. Specific tasks include handling employment contracts, recruiting, and setting up interviews for open positions in the company. Additionally, HR administrators oversee other HR personnel.

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Human Resources (HR) Administrator Tasks

  • Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 1,982 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 875 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 719 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 236 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,792

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Human Resources (HR) Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Administrator?

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in New York:
"Take the good with the bad."
Pros: I like the small, close knit, family-like operation. We celebrate with and for one another and genuinely care about each others wellness. Their is a major work flexibility perk where lateness and time off is usually understood instead of reprimanded.
Cons: I do not like that upper management is not willing to properly address managers on their ethics and overall performance. The stress level of everyone is usually high because the ones who wear the most hats and perform multiple job functions are the ones who get recognized. Administration such as IT, HR, and Accounting as seen as a low-paid liability. The culture is very old fashioned and does not welcome change.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Mount Laurel:
"HR Administrator Experience."
Pros: I enjoy the organization, responsibility and communication involved. I talk to many people a day, interacting not only over the phones, but with the team and managers. I love having sty true physically within my office and a schedule that helps hit goals, be productive and essentially grow as an individual and company!
Cons: There is a lack of understanding as to how much I really contribute to the company. There is a ton of responsibility and pressure to hit goals that many are not aware of.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in San Diego:
"Hard work, but rewarding."
Pros: Getting to know the people I serve and feeling trusted by them. Taking on very important tasks.
Cons: High pressure, low recognition by higher ups.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Santa Barbara:
Pros: I love working with employees and volunteers and being a resource to them in an industry that truly helps people in a unique and necessary way. I thrive in generating initiatives for improving the workplace, solving problems, streamlining processes and systems and overall growth. I really enjoy the recruitment and hiring process, including employee on-boarding and training.
Cons: The hardest and often most distasteful part is having to fire people. It's never easy and can be extremely stressful even when done for the right reasons. In a small agency, you know everyone and it weighs heavily. My main dissatisfaction though is having my time overrun with helping other non-HR departments and having to set aside important HR projects or delay new initiatives because of needing to help with tedious administrative tasks because we don't have enough people to delegate to. Having too big of a workload and not enough relief is overwhelming and makes it hard to focus.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in San Jose:
"Essential."
Pros: I enjoy being able to help and encourage employees to stay happy in their current positions as well as encouraging them to the next level. Working with the California VP and the Account Manager to attain more employee retention.
Cons: I am by myself in California...my company is based out of Illinois. I am constantly throwing out ideas and needs without much feedback. I have to communicate many times.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in Brunswick:
"Question."
Pros: I love helping employees and always being there for them whether it is questions pertaining to payroll, benefits, or personal.
Cons: I like everything about my job except of course certain tasks that no one really cares to do.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator in New York:
"Good Opportunity."
Pros: Autonomous and able to build strong relationships with employees.
Cons: Can be demanding; competing priorities; unfocused company culture.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Administrator

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 559 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Administrator Salaries

▲18%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$44,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 559 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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