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Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

An average Human Resources Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $56K 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. Most Human Resources Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,047 - $135,728
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$140K
MEDIAN: $56,496
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$11.88 - $25.53
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$35,047 - $135,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,151  
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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$30,548 - $136,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$17.37 - $42.34  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,151  
   
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).
)
$30,548 - $136,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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


Human Resources Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 7 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration. Those familiar with Benefits & Compensation also tend to 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Human Resources Officers. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $43K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $52K. Human Resources Officers see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $89K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



Employee Relations
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National Average
$53,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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