Human Resources Representatives in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Human Resources Representatives spread between $31K and $61K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Human Resources Representatives (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,306 - $63,743
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$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,671
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$13.04 - $24.24
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MEDIAN: $17.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,306 - $63,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,833  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,894  
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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$30,804 - $61,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$18.92 - $36.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,833  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,894  
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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$30,804 - $61,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Representative


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While Human Resources Representatives do not often become Human Resources Directors, the job pays $80K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Human Resources Representative often leads to becoming a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Human Resources Representatives seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Benefits & Compensation, Benefits Administration, Employee Relations, and Full-Cycle Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and On-Boarding. Most people who know 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Representatives make a median salary of $48K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $56K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,658

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

Human Resources Representatives will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Human Resources Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), Houston (+20 percent), San Jose (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Columbia and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Representative

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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