The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois is $55,555 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$42,638 - $71,488
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$71K
MEDIAN: $55,555
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$13.64 - $25.19
(Median)
$14
$20
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$42,638 - $71,488  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $6,395  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$41,078 - $71,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $37.14  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$496.65 - $6,395  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$41,078 - $71,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries


Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$55,000

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 2%

Hiring
up arrow 3%

ADP Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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