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

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois is $50,569 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Full-Cycle Recruiting and Employee Relations. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$38,091 - $66,134
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MEDIAN: $50,569
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Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$11.73 - $24.08
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,091 - $66,134  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,193  
Profit Sharing
$251.25 - $9,000  
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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$36,681 - $69,599  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $24.08  
   
Overtime
$3.06 - $36.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.25 - $9,000  
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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$36,681 - $69,599  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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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 17%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Performance Management
up arrow 2%
ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Recruiting
up arrow 2%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 10%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 71 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
36%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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