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Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Human Resources Representatives in the United States can expect wages of $45K per year on average. Cash earnings for Human Resources Representatives — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $59K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Representatives. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the greater part have vision insurance, as well. The vast majority (84 percent) of Human Resources Representatives who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,527 - $61,717
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,273
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90%

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$12.46 - $22.33
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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
$33,527 - $61,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,937  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,617  
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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$30,261 - $59,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 870
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$18.30 - $34.54  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,617  
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).
)
$30,261 - $59,447  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 536

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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 not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Representatives sometimes become Human Resources Directors, where the average income is $78K per year. Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers are common next-step roles for Human Resources Representatives moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Generalists is $5K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Human Resources Managers.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Survey takers working as Human Resources Representatives report using a large range of professional skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Training. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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. Human Resources Representatives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Human Resources Representatives will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Human Resources Representatives will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Charlotte and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 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
up arrow 30%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 13%


Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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