Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

Average Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists make around $47K annually. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists varies from around $34K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $5K, respectively. Most Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,573 - $61,872
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $47,148
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$13.14 - $24.28
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$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,573 - $61,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
Profit Sharing
$290.13 - $4,838  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$33,563 - $61,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,983
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $24.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$19.05 - $36.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$290.13 - $4,838  
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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$33,563 - $61,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,783
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,832

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For Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Advice

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

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Fort Worth:
"Varied tasks and outside HR realm."
My tasks have varied greatly and still include being the point person for the IT contractors and liaison to the Board of Directors. If I could focus simply on HR, I could make a huge difference here.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Rochester:
"Make sure there is "Human" in Human Resources."
Through my years, make a point to interact and get to know your employees. Don't just be a name.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Bedford:
"If you have trouble with software, classes available."
If you have trouble with our computer software. I can train you.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Rosemead:
"Enhancing your HR Knowledge."
Human Resources comes with many challenges day in and day out, with the right training, resources, and tools to help enhance your knowledge, keep you up-to-date with new Labor Laws, and overall competitive in the field you will be on right track to utilize and execute your expertise thought your career.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Anchorage:
"You don't choose HR, HR chooses you."
You have a lot of influence but not a lot of authority. The hardest part is wanting people to succeed but not being able to save them from themselves. When it's good, it's so good. The ability to help staff and management is empowering. You feel like you make a difference every day, but you have to be strategic when you plan. You need to have lots of small wins before being able to get a big win. Knowing when to plan your actions and being able to wait for that optimal time will pay off in the long run.

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



Leave of Absence Administration
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Employee Relations
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Training
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Benefits Administration
0%

Recruiting
0%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

National Average
$46,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1329 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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