Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Pay for Human Resources Representatives in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. Cash earnings for Human Resources Representatives — including $5K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $60K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Representatives is high. The vast majority of Human Resources Representatives (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,512 - $62,014
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,426
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$12.45 - $22.37
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,512 - $62,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,854  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,171  
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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$30,252 - $59,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $22.37  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $34.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,854  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $5,171  
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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$30,252 - $59,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Representative

Human resources (HR) representatives complete a number of tasks within the human resources department, such as supporting the organization's personnel-related goals and conducting benefits reporting. They also provide support for your employees by creating a good relationship among all groups of the workplace and create programs and workplace activities related to employee wellness and benefits.

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Human Resources (HR) Representative Tasks

  • Answers employee questions about human resources policies and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Coordinates new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Administers and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Representative


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Though it's uncommon, some Human Resources Representatives move into roles as Human Resources Directors, where pay is an average $78K per year. The most common next step for a Human Resources Representative is to become a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Human Resources Representatives seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leave of Absence Administration, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 13 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Representatives, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Human Resources Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+29 percent), New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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Employee Relations
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Human Resources
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Recruiting
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National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Payroll Administration
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Customer Service
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%