Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salary

Earnings for Human Resources Clerks in the United States come in at around $14.04 per hour on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Human Resources Clerks (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,301 - $45,725
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MEDIAN: $32,000
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$10.29 - $17.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$22,301 - $45,725  
   
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$0.00 - $4,625  
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$21,555 - $40,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$10.29 - $17.95  
   
Overtime
$14.72 - $27.64  
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$0.00 - $4,625  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,555 - $40,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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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Human Resources Clerks who go on to become Human Resources Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Human Resources Managers is $59K annually. When Human Resources Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Assistants or Human Resources Generalists. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $18K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual and Data Entry. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Clerks make a median salary of $36K. Human Resources Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,009

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Clerks, Livonia provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Human Resources Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+12 percent), Houston (+3 percent), New York (+3 percent), and Tulsa (+1 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
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 33 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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