Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

The average Entry-Level Human Resources Generalist can expect to rake in roughly $46K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $61K. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,141 - $61,218

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$12.94 - $24.04

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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
$35,141 - $61,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
Profit Sharing
$294.21 - $4,072  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$32,991 - $61,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $24.04  
   
Overtime
$18.52 - $35.63  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,069  
Profit Sharing
$294.21 - $4,072  
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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$32,991 - $61,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,601
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Boston (+20 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of 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 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.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Asheville:
"Pick your management team carefully."
Frustration is defined as finding and offering a solution to a problem, and having it fall on deaf ears while being minimized.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Washington:
"Learn everything you can."
I would advise anyone new to the HR Generalist role is as the title implies try to learn everything you can about the HR function and make a concerted effort to master all of those scopes that come with the HR field. This will put you on the path down the road to be elevated to a HR Manager.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Yakima:
"The pay freeze and lack of software and policies/ procedures."
In your interview: Ask questions about software, pay increase frequency, and compliance with policies and procedures.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Holly Ridge:
"Enjoys coaching and mentoring others to make a difference."
I would suggest that a new HR Generalist Enjoy your job with the self-satisfaction that you can and will make a difference in others life by instilling integrity, honesty, great work ethics, following company processes and procedures, state and federal laws and the ability to know at the end of the day, you gave it 110+% and is satisfied with the results.

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



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

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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1299 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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