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Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, just over a half of Human Resources Representatives have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $44K annually. Total incomes of Human Resources Representatives incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $58K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. In this field, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Human Resources Representatives are female. Most Human Resources Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary (?
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$32,734 - $60,754
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MEDIAN: $44,390
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Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary (?
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$12.28 - $22.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,734 - $60,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,482  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $4,128  
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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$29,533 - $58,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 816
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $22.35  
   
Overtime
$17.59 - $34.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $4,128  
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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$29,533 - $58,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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 usually $78K per year. Human Resources Representatives moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative

Human Resources Representatives report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation, Human Resources Information System , and Benefits Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 20 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people 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.
For Human Resources Representatives, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. Human Resources Representatives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $47K on average. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around a seventh of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
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Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Human Resources Representatives in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Dallas, top-paying cities where Human Resources Representatives see paychecks higher than average (+12 percent, +11 percent, +10 percent, and +10 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Human Resources Representative's salary, with Nashville Human Resources Representatives earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Minneapolis and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

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$41,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 345 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%