Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salary

Earnings for Human Resources Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.47 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $10.02 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.15. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Clerks. There are far more female Human Resources Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,089 - $47,873
(Median)
$23K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,920
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$10.02 - $17.15
(Median)
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,089 - $47,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,146 - $39,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $17.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.41  
Overtime
$14.51 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,146 - $39,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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

  • Gather, organize and file paperwork for employees records.
  • Assist with general human resources clerical duties, such as creating personnel files and processing applications.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


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Human Resources Clerks who advance into the role of a Human Resources Manager are fairly uncommon. Human Resources Managers on average earn $58K per year. Human Resources Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Assistants or Human Resources Generalists. The median paychecks in those roles are $4K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


Human Resources Clerks report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 21 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Bilingual and Recruiting. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Clerks make a median salary of $30K. Human Resources Clerks who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $25K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries



National Average
$29,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 25%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 21%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%


Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$29,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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