Human Resources Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.03 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The vast majority (88 percent) of Human Resources Clerks who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,301 - $48,936
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$10.34 - $17.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,301 - $48,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,604  
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$21,675 - $40,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $17.92  
   
Overtime
$14.76 - $27.60  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$0.00 - $4,604  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,675 - $40,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Human Resources Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually. Typical career progression for a Human Resources Clerk involves becoming a Human Resources Assistant or a Human Resources Generalist, roles that pay $3K more and $17K more on average.

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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 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

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $33K. On average, Human Resources Clerks make $35K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Human Resources Clerks with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $25K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,077

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

Livonia is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Clerks, 22 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+3 percent) and New York (+3 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
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Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries



National Average
$30,000


Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 22%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 15%

Human Resources
up arrow 7%


Payroll Administration
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National Average
$30,000





Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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