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Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary (United States)

Human Resources Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Officers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary (?
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$34,599 - $137,421
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MEDIAN: $55,754
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Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary (?
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$11.98 - $25.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,599 - $137,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,252  
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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$30,111 - $137,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$17.25 - $42.63  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,252  
   
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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$30,111 - $137,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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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Compensation may increase for Human Resources Officers who advance to upper-end positions like Human Resources Manager, who report median income of $58K.

Human Resources (HR) Officer Job Listings

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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, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 10 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Payroll Administration. Most people experienced in Employee Relations also know Benefits & Compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $43K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $53K. On average, Human Resources Officers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $93K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$52,000
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For Human Resources Officers, New York provides a pay rate that is 130 percent greater than the national average. Human Resources Officers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+47 percent) and Chicago (+34 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

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$52,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

National Average
$52,000
Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%