Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

For Human Resources Officers, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Experience level 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. For the most part, Human Resources Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,527 - $134,064

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$11.92 - $25.41

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,527 - $134,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $15,722  
Total Pay (?
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$30,028 - $132,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $44.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
   
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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$30,028 - $132,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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


Human Resources Officers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Recruiting and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $42K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $51K. Human Resources Officers bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Human Resources Officers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $88K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries



Employee Relations
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National Average
$51,000

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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
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 11%
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