Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

Human Resources Officers in the United States take home an average $57K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Human Resources Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Human Resources Officers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,170 - $136,804
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$140K
MEDIAN: $57,053
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$12.04 - $25.60
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,170 - $136,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$30,506 - $134,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $43.58  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,361  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$30,506 - $134,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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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Moving into a Human Resources Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $58K annually.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Human Resources Officers report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Recruiting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Those educated in Benefits & Compensation tend to be well versed in 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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $44K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $54K. On average, Human Resources Officers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $88K 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


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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
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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