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Human Resources (HR) Representative Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Representatives in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K annually. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Representatives varies from $30K to $58K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most have medical and dental plans, and the greater part have vision insurance. Human Resources Representatives who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Most Human Resources Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,916 - $60,680
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,853
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$12.44 - $22.36
(Median)
$12
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,916 - $60,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,812  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,022  
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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$29,846 - $58,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $22.36  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $34.43  
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 - $4,812  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,022  
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).
)
$29,846 - $58,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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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 seen, Human Resources Representatives who transition into a Human Resources Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Directors 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


Human Resources Representatives seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Leave of Absence Administration, Full-Cycle Recruiting, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 16 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. The majority of those 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.


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 $45K. Human Resources Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. 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 $45K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Representatives, 21 percent above the national average. Human Resources Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Phoenix and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Representative Salaries

Leave of Absence Administration
up arrow 32%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Employee Relations
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Recruiting
up arrow 3%

Benefits Administration
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Human Resources
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Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

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: 67% employee benefits None: 13%