Average Human Resources Representatives in the United States make around $47K per year. Final cash compensation to Human Resources Representatives varies from around $31K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Human Resources Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Human Resources Representatives are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,009 - $63,888
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,898
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$13.18 - $24.16
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,009 - $63,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,870  
Profit Sharing
$100.22 - $4,966  
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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$30,873 - $61,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 600
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $24.16  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,870  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.22 - $4,966  
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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$30,873 - $61,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Director. The latter position pays an average of $80K annually. Typical career progression for a Human Resources Representative involves becoming a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager, roles that pay $4K more and $16K more on average.

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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 Benefits & Compensation, Benefits Administration, Employee Relations, and Human Resources Information System are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, On-Boarding, and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Employee Relations also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Representative

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $41K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. For Human Resources Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $51K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Human Resources Representatives in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Human Resources Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), San Jose (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (10 percent lower) and St. Paul (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Employee Relations
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Benefits Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
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Recruiting
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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On-Boarding
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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