The average salary for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois is $53,370 per year.

$40,884 - $64,300
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$53K
$64K
MEDIAN: $53,370
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$12.28 - $25.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$40,884 - $64,300  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,383  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$40,293 - $65,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $37.82  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$481.77 - $6,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$40,293 - $65,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Performance Management
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Employee Relations
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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National Average
$53,000

Training
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Hiring
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Benefits & Compensation
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ADP Human Resources System
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Recruiting
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Microsoft Excel
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Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Leave of Absence Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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