Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $45,182 per year.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$33,998 - $60,090
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MEDIAN: $45,181
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$12.49 - $23.49
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,998 - $60,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,918  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$31,705 - $60,087  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$17.80 - $35.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,918  
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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$31,705 - $60,087  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,259
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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Advice

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Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Washington:
"Educated HR Professionals Succeed."
All HR Generalist worth their salt, stay up to date on legal issues, industry standards and news. Utilize every networking connection, every colleague to gain information on what is up and coming in HR. Utilize free online resources such as LinkedIn, SHRM and Department of Labor to name a few. These sites have a plethora of information on labor market information and legal statute changes.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

ADP Human Resources System
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Training
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Benefits Administration
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Recruiting
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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ADP Payroll System
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Hiring
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$44,000
Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
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female alumni
 
Male
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male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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