Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $49,547 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$36,872 - $66,483

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$13.50 - $25.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,872 - $66,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,429  
Profit Sharing
$298.60 - $5,033  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,361  
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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$34,795 - $66,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11,577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $37.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,429  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,361  
Profit Sharing
$298.60 - $5,033  
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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$34,795 - $66,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,547
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

A human resources generalist helps managers make decisions relating to human resources, such as maintaining good relationships with employees and hiring new talent. The generalist will often help upper management determine strategies for hiring quality personnel.

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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks

  • Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.
  • Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
  • Process, verify and maintain documentation relating to HR activities such as staffing, training and performance evaluations.

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What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Generalist?

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Owings Mills:
"People Management."
Pros: Working with the executive team to create and implement new benefits and policies. Training facilitation. Organizational development. Full-cycle recruitment.
Cons: Management tends to second guess the guidance of their HR professional. Firing people for performance and behavior related issues.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Commerce:
"People Person."
Pros: I love the people I work with, I also love that everyday I am dealing with a new issue or something different that needs to be resolved. It is not the same thing everyday.
Cons: Some times the people are to needy and ask for things that they can do on their own.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Bangalore:
"We can learn new thinks when we face difficulties in this hr."
Pros: Feeling good when I am administrating all the employees together in a office and good fell when I complete my tasks that to like facing the difficulties with different situations and individuals ideas with successful plans great to feel the work nature and my designation.
Cons: I feel bad when my plan becomes failure with small small difficulties.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Novi:
"Working for the Employees."
Pros: I like being here for the employees, getting answers, resolving issues, providing them with the best representation of the company that I can possibly give.
Cons: The company is known for not always being generous with employee benefits and compensation. For instance, they have a Tuition Reimbursement program but is mostly in name only. It takes effort to be approved for it. Also the company pays for coffee but employees pay for sugar and cream. Employees have left due to feeling being underpaid as well as having managment that doesn't listen to them or welcome advice on how to make things work better.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Miami:
"Growth potential."
Pros: Flexibility, able to make my own decisions, work closely with management and executives to make the goals of the company as well as provide job satisfaction to employees.
Cons: High expectations from employees with a sense of entitlement, not enough leeway with important decisions that I feel would benefit the company as well as employees, limited responsibilities when it comes to strategic developments.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



Employee Relations
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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Training
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Recruiting
0%

National Average
$49,000

Benefits Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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Hiring
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2466 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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