Mid-Career Human Resources Assistants can expect wages of $16.41 per hour on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Human Resources Assistants can bottom out near $28K or peak near $51K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,819 - $55,025
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$55K
MEDIAN: $41,169
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$12.53 - $21.50
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,819 - $55,025  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $4,698  
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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$27,519 - $50,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $21.50  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $33.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$394.53 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $4,698  
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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$27,519 - $50,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 722
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,525

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With a pay rate for Mid-Career Human Resources Assistants that is 29 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Human Resources Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+22 percent), New York (+22 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Birmingham (8 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (5 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Assistant Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$37,000

Employee Relations
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Administration
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Hiring
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Customer Service
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Filing
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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