Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $51,368 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.

$39,166 - $69,121
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$52K
$69K
MEDIAN: $51,919
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$14.59 - $26.43
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MEDIAN: $19.32
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$0$69K
Salary $39,166 - $69,121
Bonus $51.95 - $6,510
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,289
Commission $3,000
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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$35,925 - $69,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,380
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $26.43
Overtime $21.13 - $40.58
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $51.95 - $6,510
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,289
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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$35,925 - $69,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,472

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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

  • 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.
  • Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Generalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 6,846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Generalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 4,141 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Generalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 2,373 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Generalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 599 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,623

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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in West Des Moines:
"Blah."
Pros: Blah blah blah. I just want to know what I am worth.
Cons: Blah blah blah. Come on let's get to the money.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Minneapolis:
"Can't say I love it, can't say I hate it."
Pros: Being able to work with employees across the organization.
Cons: Upper management and management style.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Ahmedabad:
Pros: Authority, discipline.
Cons: Salary.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Portland:
Pros: The environment is great. Our organization does good work for a good cause.
Cons: I don't have anything bad to say about this position. I am very grateful for the opportunity.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Philadelphia:
"New in hr."
Pros: Culture.
Cons: The company is like a cult.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Columbus:
"HR Generalist."
Pros: Working with people. Helping people. Good atmosphere. Flexible hours. Perks.
Cons: Not enough pay. Miscommunication.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Palo Alto:
"Good & Bad."
Pros: Helping people navigate the world of benefits, compensation, employment law.
Cons: Working with employee issues, long hours, stressful.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2054 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



▲2%



Benefits Administration
▼0%

Benefits & Compensation
▼0%


Recruiting
▼0%


National Average
$51,000



▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2054 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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