Human Resources (HR) Associate Salary

Human Resources Associates in the United States take home an average $44K annually. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Associates range from $29K on the low end to $60K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $14K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Associates. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Associates who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,668 - $60,784

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$11.01 - $22.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,668 - $60,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,588  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $13,500  
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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$28,514 - $59,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 704
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $22.06  
   
Overtime
$18.02 - $37.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,588  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $13,500  
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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$28,514 - $59,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 384
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Associate

Human resources (HR) associates work closely with human resources management. They generally answer phones, file paperwork, and set up meetings and interviews. It is important for HR associates to be detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. It is also important to be able to multitask as they will often work with one or more people at a time. They must also have impeccable customer service skills as well as the ability to solve problems. In addition, it is important that HR associates have excellent computer skills and be familiar with and efficient in Microsoft Office and other basic computer functions because they will be required to use these and similar programs in their day to day job duties. HR associates must have a professional demeanor, and they must work well with others.

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Human Resources (HR) Associate 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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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Associate


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Benefits Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Employee Relations and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $44K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Associates, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Human Resources Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), Detroit (+20 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). Human Resources Associates' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Human Resources Associates in Charlotte bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Philadelphia and 16 percent less in Los Angeles, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Human Resources (HR) Associate Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Pasadena:
"I Love It. I Enjoy Working With All The Employees."
Pros: I get to take care of the employees.
Cons: Can get slow at times.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Associate Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Associate Salaries

Project Management
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Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
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Human Resources
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Employee Relations
0%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

National Average
$41,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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