Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

The average Human Resources Representative in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. The range in cash compensation to Human Resources Representatives ($30K to $60K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Most Human Resources Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (83 percent) of Human Resources Representatives who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$33,475 - $62,316
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,582
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.60 - $22.40
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$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).
)
$30,228 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 951
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$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.
)
$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).
)
$30,228 - $59,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 624
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


While Human Resources Representatives do not often become Human Resources Directors, the job pays $79K per year on average. Human Resources Representatives typically move into roles as Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $16K more, respectively.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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 pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Customer Service, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Human Resources Representatives — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. For Human Resources Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,105

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 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 Seattle (+19 percent), San Jose (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (5 percent less) and Orlando (3 percent less).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 7%


Training
up arrow 6%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 17%

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%
ADVERTISEMENT