Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

For Human Resources Representatives, yearly average wages total $45K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Representatives can bottom out near $30K or peak near $59K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are far more female Human Resources Representatives who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Representatives. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,564 - $61,272

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$12.44 - $22.41

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,564 - $61,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $5,575  
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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$30,043 - $58,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 878
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $22.41  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $34.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $5,575  
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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$30,043 - $58,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 567
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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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Human Resources Representatives who advance into the role of a Human Resources Director are fairly uncommon. Human Resources Directors on average earn $78K per year. When Human Resources Representatives are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $16K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Survey results imply that Human Resources Representatives deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Leave of Absence Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Full-Cycle Recruiting and Training are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 12 percent and 30 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Human Resources.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Representative

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Human Resources Representatives bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Human Resources Representatives in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+21 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 12 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, 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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Training
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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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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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

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