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Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

Human Resources Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Human Resources Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,125 - $135,184
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$140K
MEDIAN: $55,718
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$11.88 - $25.53
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,125 - $135,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $15,722  
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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$30,419 - $136,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $42.34  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $15,722  
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).
)
$30,419 - $136,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Officer


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Moving into a Human Resources Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $58K annually.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Human Resources Officers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Recruiting and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration. Most people familiar with Benefits & Compensation also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Officer

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


Human Resources Officers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $42K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $91K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries


Benefits & Compensation
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$52,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%