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

The average Human Resources Generalist earns approximately $45K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $32K and $60K. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists (83 percent) are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary (?
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$34,261 - $60,432
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MEDIAN: $45,441
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary (?
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$12.52 - $23.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,261 - $60,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $3,981  
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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$31,856 - $60,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $23.74  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $35.34  
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 - $5,047  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $3,981  
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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$31,856 - $60,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,481
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$44,000
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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. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Washington, Denver, and Los Angeles, where Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists typically earn around 27 percent, 20 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

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

ADP Human Resources System
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Employee Relations
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Benefits Administration
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Recruiting
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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$44,000
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%