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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

A Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $48,923 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.
$36,161 - $65,830
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$36K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,923
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$13.25 - $24.90
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$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,161 - $65,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,450  
Profit Sharing
$300.40 - $4,935  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,500  
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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$34,216 - $66,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,528
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$18.78 - $36.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,450  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,500  
Profit Sharing
$300.40 - $4,935  
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).
)
$34,216 - $66,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,341
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Human resources (HR) generalists are mid-level human resources professionals who generally know a lot about a wide range of human resource-related tasks and information. HR generalists oversee day-to-day human resources tasks. They usually report to an HR manager or an HR director. In small businesses, HR generalists' jobs may overlap with that of an HR manager or director. Any type of human resource professional is extremely important in keeping a positive working environment for employees, therefore, there is a human resources department in almost every corporation in the world. Because every HR generalists' job is different, there are various requirements depending on the workplace and on what the company needs. Often though, a HR generalists are required to have a college degree and work experience in business, communications, management or a related field. Also, HR generalists are usually required to have some prior human resources experience. They often act as liaisons between the employees and management to answer any questions having to do with company policies, practices and regulations. They also have to verify and maintain documents relating to any human resource activities such as staffing, training, and performance evaluations.


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 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.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Muskegon:
"Being pulled in 500 directions every minute very stressful."
Pros: The relationship I develop with my employees.
Cons: I'm expected to do 500 things at once and work 60 hours a week and still am not caught up enough.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Arlington:
Pros: Flexibility. Focusing on people, connections. Helping others perform at their best.
Cons: Detached from office social scene (for good reason) Sourcing process can be lengthy. Not always quick-hit wins.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



Employee Relations
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Training
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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Benefits Administration
0%

National Average
$48,000

ADP Payroll System
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2860 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%