Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists come in at around $47K annually on average. Total incomes of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $62K. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The majority of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 (?
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$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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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists, 32 percent above the national average. 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). In Orlando, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent 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 Boston:
Ask a lot of questions- if you don't understand something find someone who does or look for a network of peers that can help.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Aspen:
"Jump in with both feet."
Try everything because you'll never know what you like! Learning new competencies and becoming well-rounded is an excellent skill.

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.

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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
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Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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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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