Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Human Resources Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Officers making up 79 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,853 - $135,840
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$140K
MEDIAN: $55,197
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$11.90 - $25.47
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,853 - $135,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,299  
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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$30,287 - $134,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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 - $29,299  
   
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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$30,287 - $134,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Human Resources Officers who took the survey. 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 who know 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 $43K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $51K. Human Resources Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $89K.

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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 50 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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