Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Average Human Resources Representatives in the United States make around $45K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Human Resources Representatives can bottom out near $30K or peak near $59K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Representatives. The vast majority of Human Resources Representatives (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,553 - $61,580
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,446
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50%
90%

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$12.44 - $22.35
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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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
$33,553 - $61,580  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,984  
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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$30,091 - $59,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 876
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $22.35  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $34.49  
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 - $4,984  
   
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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$30,091 - $59,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 554
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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 $78K 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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Lucky workers who know Leave of Absence Administration can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Full-Cycle Recruiting and Training are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 30 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. For Human Resources Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $46K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Human Resources Representatives in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Representatives will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+21 percent), New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and St. Paul (10 percent lower and 6 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

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 30%

Training
up arrow 11%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 280 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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