Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

For Human Resources Officers, annual average wages total $67K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Officers making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,584 - $214,727
$39K
$67K
$210K
MEDIAN: $66,705
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50%
90%

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$14.43 - $43.63
$14
$19
$44
MEDIAN: $19.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$38,584 - $214,727  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $82,730  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$35,808 - $237,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$330$660$990
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$23.74 - $986  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$700K$1M$2M
Bonus
$1,000 - $82,730  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$35,808 - $237,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Officer

A human resource (HR) officer helps an organization develop, improve, and implement policies related to employees. They make sure that each employee is properly trained for his or her work and posseses the skills needed for the job. Some areas that the HR officer oversees include conditions of employment, diversity, accessibility, negotiations with external agencies, pay, and recruitment. HR officers must have an excellent understanding of their company to find the right candidates for job openings. HR officers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although some overtime may be required.

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Human Resources (HR) Officer Tasks

  • Provide overall strategic HR leadership to the company.
  • Oversee initiatives and operations in the managed departments; planning, budgeting and measurement of results.
  • Works closely and coaches executive team to ensure alignment with the overall mission and strategy.

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Human Resources Officers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Human Resources Manager. Median pay for Human Resources Managers is $59K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Human Resources Officers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 163 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Payroll Administration, Employee Relations, and Benefits & Compensation. Those proficient in Benefits & Compensation are, more often than not, also skilled in Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 95 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,787

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Officers, 195 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Officers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Washington (+33 percent), San Diego (+32 percent), and Tampa (+6 percent). Human Resources Officers in Los Angeles take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 34 percent less than the national average. Workers in Houston and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 19 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

▲109%

▲29%

National Average
$62,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲163%

▲7%

National Average
$62,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 10%
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