Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Average Human Resources Representatives in the United States make around $45K per year. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Representatives bottoms out near $30K and approaches $59K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Human Resources Representatives who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. The majority of Human Resources Representatives claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,626 - $61,639
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,406
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$12.48 - $22.34
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$33,626 - $61,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
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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$30,124 - $59,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $22.34  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $34.48  
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 - $4,961  
   
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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$30,124 - $59,259  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 555
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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.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Human Resources Representatives seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leave of Absence Administration, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Training are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 13 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. On average, Human Resources Representatives make $47K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $46K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Representatives, 35 percent above the national average. Human Resources Representatives will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+21 percent), New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (9 percent lower) and St. Paul (6 percent lower).

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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%

Training
up arrow 11%


Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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