Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois is $50,842 per year. A skill in Full-Cycle Recruiting is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$38,523 - $66,351
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MEDIAN: $50,841
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Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$11.73 - $24.59
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,523 - $66,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,063  
Profit Sharing
$2.80 - $12,605  
Total Pay (?
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$37,097 - $69,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$3.06 - $36.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.80 - $12,605  
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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$37,097 - $69,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 13%
ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Performance Management
0%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Recruiting
up arrow 3%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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