Median pay for Human Resources Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $65K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Officers making up 72 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,240 - $193,315
(Median)
$37K
$65K
$190K
MEDIAN: $65,480
10%
50%
90%

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$12.17 - $38.00
(Median)
$12
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$37,240 - $193,315  
   
Bonus
$1,472 - $81,162  
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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$35,432 - $193,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$340$680$1.02K
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $38.00  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $993  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$700K$1.4M$2.1M
Bonus
$1,472 - $81,162  
   
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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$35,432 - $193,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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For Human Resources Officers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Human Resources Officers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Human Resources Manager.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Human Resources Officers who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 162 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Human Resources Officers. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $50K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $61K. Human Resources Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. Human Resources Officers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $110K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

Strategic Planning
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National Average
$62,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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