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

An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $45,378 per year.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$34,196 - $60,200
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,378
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$12.51 - $23.69
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,196 - $60,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
Profit Sharing
$302.35 - $4,076  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$31,806 - $60,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $23.69  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $35.17  
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 - $5,044  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$302.35 - $4,076  
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).
)
$31,806 - $60,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,170
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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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ADP Human Resources System
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Training
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Benefits Administration
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Recruiting
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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%
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