Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salary

Earnings for Human Resources Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.33 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $10.01 per hour on the low end to $16.44 on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Human Resources Clerks (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Human Resources Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,772 - $47,817
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,462
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$10.01 - $16.44
(Median)
$10
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,772 - $47,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
Profit Sharing
$287.50 - $3,100  
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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$21,154 - $38,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $16.44  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
Profit Sharing
$287.50 - $3,100  
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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$21,154 - $38,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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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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While not commonly seen, Human Resources Clerks who transition into a Human Resources Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Managers is $58K per year. Human Resources Clerks most often move into positions as Human Resources Assistants or Human Resources Generalists; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


Survey results show that Human Resources Clerks use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Benefits Administration and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bilingual and Human Resources. The majority of those who know 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Human Resources Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 26%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$29,000

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 9%

Bilingual
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 26%
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