Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

Human Resources Officers in the United States pull down an average of $55K per year. Experience level and the particular city 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 78 percent. Most Human Resources Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,726 - $135,385
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$140K
MEDIAN: $55,197
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$11.90 - $25.47
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,726 - $135,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,163  
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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$30,345 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$17.49 - $42.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,163  
   
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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$30,345 - $133,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Professional skills reported by Human Resources Officers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Recruiting and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Human Resources Officers. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $43K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $52K. Human Resources Officers bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $89K on average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



Employee Relations
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National Average
$52,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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