Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salary

The average Human Resources Clerk in the United States earns approximately $14.02 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The vast majority of Human Resources Clerks (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Human Resources Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,729 - $45,725
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MEDIAN: $31,970
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$10.41 - $18.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,729 - $45,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,625  
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$21,644 - $41,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$10.41 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$14.53 - $27.57  
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$0.00 - $4,625  
   
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$21,644 - $41,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

The human resources (HR) clerk is responsible for assisting the human resources department with employee hiring, administrative duties, and clerical duties. They are in charge of maintaining human resources records and documentation, creating and distributing human resources procedures, completing data entry tasks, and answering human resources phone calls and emails. Additionally, the human resources clerk is responsible for daily administrative tasks of the human resources department including filing, faxing, copying, and organizing departmental files.

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Human Resources (HR) Clerk Tasks

  • Assist in projects, such as; HR events, benefits open enrollment, employee communications and company-wide meetings.
  • Answer employee questions regarding forms and procedures, and refer to specialist as needed.
  • Gather, organize and file paperwork for employees records.
  • Assist with general human resources clerical duties, such as creating personnel files and processing applications.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


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For Human Resources Clerks, progressing to a Human Resources Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Human Resources Manager can earn $59K annually. A common career progression for a Human Resources Clerk is to become a Human Resources Assistant or a Human Resources Generalist. Compared to Human Resources Clerks, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bilingual and Data Entry. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 214 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 34 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,027

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Human Resources Clerks will find that Livonia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Human Resources Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+12 percent) and Houston (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲10%

National Average
$30,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

Benefits Administration
▲22%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲15%

Human Resources
▲7%


Payroll Administration
▲2%


National Average
$30,000




▼2%

Data Entry
▼4%

Bilingual
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 31%
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