A Human Resources (HR) Assistant earns an average wage of $15.49 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.

$29,423 - $50,954
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,572
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90%

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$11.86 - $20.14
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,423 - $50,954  
   
Bonus
$297.58 - $4,523  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $4,841  
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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$25,699 - $47,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $20.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$17.83 - $31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$297.58 - $4,523  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $4,841  
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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$25,699 - $47,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,003
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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

  • 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.
  • Compiles and prepares data for statistical reporting.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,723

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Human Resources (HR) Assistant Reviews

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

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.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
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Employee Relations
0%

Administration
0%

National Average
$35,000

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Hiring
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 833 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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