Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Human Resources Representatives in the United States pull down an average of $46K per year. Overall incomes of Human Resources Representatives generally bottom out at around $30K and peak near $60K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $5K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision insurance. The majority of Human Resources Representatives claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Representatives who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,475 - $62,316
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,582
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$12.60 - $22.40
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,475 - $62,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
Profit Sharing
$180.32 - $5,333  
Commission
$6,500  
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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$30,228 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 951
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $22.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.18 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
   
Commission
$6,500  
Profit Sharing
$180.32 - $5,333  
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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$30,228 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 624
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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 not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Representatives sometimes become Human Resources Directors, where the average income is $79K per year. The most common next step for a Human Resources Representative is to become a Human Resources Generalist or a Human Resources Manager. The former position pays an additional $5K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Representative


Survey takers working as Human Resources Representatives report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Full-Cycle Recruiting, Training, Human Resources Information System, and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Employee Relations are similarly competent in 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Human Resources Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Human Resources Representatives with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,105

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Representatives, 38 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Representatives will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), San Jose (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Columbus and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Training
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Benefits & Compensation
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Employee Relations
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources
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Recruiting
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National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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