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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

The average Entry-Level Human Resources Generalist earns approximately $46K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $61K. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$34,531 - $60,593
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MEDIAN: $45,700
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$12.64 - $23.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,531 - $60,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,049  
Profit Sharing
$292.14 - $4,115  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$32,121 - $60,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$17.90 - $35.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,049  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$292.14 - $4,115  
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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$32,121 - $60,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,492
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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



Employee Relations
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Training
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Hiring
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Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$45,000

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1559 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%