Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Assistant earns an average wage of $15.51 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$29,467 - $51,281
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MEDIAN: $38,566
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$11.94 - $20.30
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MEDIAN: $15.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,467 - $51,281  
   
Bonus
$299.43 - $4,505  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,809  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$25,883 - $47,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $20.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$17.85 - $30.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$299.43 - $4,505  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $4,809  
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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$25,883 - $47,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,138

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Human resources (HR) assistants are responsible for facilitating HR processes, communicating with employees, and representing their company in all staff matters. These professionals are in charge of completing administrative paperwork, regarding new hires, termination, benefits, and other workplace programs.

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Human Resources (HR) Assistant Tasks

  • Answer employee questions about policy and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Assist in projects, such as; HR events, benefits open enrollment, employee communications and company-wide meetings.
  • Compiles and prepares data for statistical reporting.
  • Supports employment area with scheduling interviews, handling reference checks and personnel changes.
  • Provides overall administrative support to the HR department, including maintaining, processing documentation and records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 4,666 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,141 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 712 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 186 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,819

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Human Resources (HR) Assistant Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Grovetown:
Pros: Meeting new people and helping them provide for there families.
Cons: The feeling of being unappreciated. Work very hard.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Grass Valley:
"A learning experience."
Pros: The opportunity to learn and develop myself into a very necessary component of the company. I also enjoy being there to aid all of our employees, and to be their medium in the company.
Cons: The element of making a legal mistake that could cost the company, or pose a liability for myself & the company.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Santa Fe Springs:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I like that my manager doesn't micro-manage me, its easy to get time off, its stable and I get the weekends off. I also make decent pay.
Cons: Its not challenging anymore. I wish I could work part time until I finish my schooling. Policies are not practiced consistently. Undermined, and my relationship with my boss isn't that strong. Not sure if I am doing a great job and if I have potential to do more.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Dayton:
"Love My Knew Job."
Pros: The thing I like most about my Knew job is knowing that I can learn more than operating machines. My Favorite part of some of many things I do is Reading results of background checks, and giving new hires orientation. I am truly a people person.
Cons: I do not type well and do not like it or enjoy it. However when I first started I was only using one finger.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Hartford:
"The best job ever!"
Pros: I enjoy providing our employees with a general awareness of all offered insurance plans. I also like that my position is multi-faceted and that I can be working on several projects simultaneously.
Cons: I do not like that no overtime is offered.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Columbus:
"Flexible hours."
Pros: I used to like the atmosphere but having trouble finding the joy at current location still due to caddy girls. I don't like getting personally involved.
Cons: I dislike the politics and how things only apply to certain people in the company.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Miami:
"Great."
Pros: I like the interaction with the applicants and the level of responsibility my position entails.
Cons: I do not like having to report everything I do to my manager.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 935 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries

▲15%

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▲5%

National Average
$35,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries





Employee Relations
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Administration
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Recruiting
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National Average
$35,000






▼3%

▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 935 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%
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