Human Resources Officers in the United States take home approximately $65K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Human Resources Officers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,248 - $198,329
$37K
$65K
$200K
MEDIAN: $65,464
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50%
90%

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$12.31 - $44.38
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$44
MEDIAN: $19.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$37,248 - $198,329  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $82,459  
Profit Sharing
$5,050  
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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$35,395 - $199,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$340$680$1K
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $44.38  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $993  
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
$1,003 - $82,459  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,050  
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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$35,395 - $199,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Officer


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Human Resources Officers who transition into an upper level Human Resources Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Human Resources Manager makes $59K a year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Human Resources Officers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 163 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations. For most people, competency in Benefits & Compensation indicates knowledge of 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $49K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $59K. Human Resources Officers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $122K.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%
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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




Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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