Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Assistant earns an average wage of $15.13 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.

$28,514 - $49,858
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,333
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$11.50 - $19.85
(Median)
$12
$15
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,514 - $49,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,527  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $3,925  
Commission
$305.21 - $7,861  
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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$25,147 - $46,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,927
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $19.85  
   
Overtime
$16.20 - $30.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,527  
   
Commission
$305.21 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $3,925  
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).
)
$25,147 - $46,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,581
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Human resources (HR) assistants use their skills to assist the human resource departments of companies to facilitate the functioning of the workspace and ensure development of the workforce. HR assistants assist HR departments with daily and special tasks, including facilitating communication between employees and company executives and providing employs with essential access to information. HR assistants may be required to complete a number of responsibilities, including maintaining programs to increase employee safety and efficiency, new employee training and orientation, and promoting company culture.

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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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Human Resources (HR) Assistant Reviews

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

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.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Hampton:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Work flexibility is great, get along with everyone, have my own office, low stress level.
Cons: Not challenging enough. No structure to duties. Pay is dismal. Don't feel valued, mindless work.

Human Resources (HR) Assistant in Chicago:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: I like the opportunity I have. I like the people I work with as well as the manager.
Cons: Communication with Corporate Office. Doing 3 jobs which are Human Resources, AR, and Reception.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries

Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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Office Administration
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Recruiting
0%

Hiring
0%

National Average
$34,000

Employee Relations
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1312 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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