Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary (United States)

With slightly more than half of Human Resources (HR) Representatives reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $41,098 annually. Compensation generally starts at $29,533 and does not exceed $58,472 per year. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, a solid majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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While not commonly found, Human Resources (HR) Representatives who move on to become Human Resources (HR) Directors bring in an additional $36K annually. Career advancement for Human Resources (HR) Representatives often leads to becoming Human Resources (HR) Generalists or Human Resources Managers, where they can earn $5,146 or $16,497 more per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative

Human Resources (HR) Representatives report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), 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.
In most cases, Human Resources (HR) Representatives can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. At career start, salaries are typically $39K, which grows to $45K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $46K. Human Resources (HR) Representatives who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $47K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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Human Resources (HR) Representatives will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Dallas, where Human Resources (HR) Representatives annually earn 12 percent, 11 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent more than the national average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Nashville Human Resources (HR) Representatives earning much less—24 percent less—than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (-10 percent) and Phoenix (-9 percent).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Recruiting
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$41,000
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Microsoft Excel
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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%
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