The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $48,026 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Performance Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,722 - $70,163
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MEDIAN: $48,026
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$13.61 - $24.74
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,722 - $70,163  
   
Bonus
$684 - $7,961  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,106  
Commission
$25,000  
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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$31,734 - $66,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $24.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.12  
Overtime
$20.63 - $36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$684 - $7,961  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,106  
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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$31,734 - $66,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,368
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

A human resources (HR) specialist is responsible to various tasks within the HR department. Working under an HR manager, the HR specialist focuses on a specific task or role such as payroll, benefits, training, compensation, recruiting, and customer service for employees. The HR specialist assists with daily operations of the HR department, which typically includes being the first point of contact for employees. Duties include answering general employee questions, data entry into payroll and HR systems, and administering health benefit plans. This position is in charge of timely submission of employee-related paperwork.

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Tasks

  • Answer employee questions about human resources policies and procedures.
  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Participates in developing new policies, procedures and programs.
  • Coordinates projects and implements employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Supports and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

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National Average: $44,656

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist?

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Lanham:
"Over-worked, Under-paid."
Pros: Helping qualified candidates find meaningful employment; assisting in the career development of employees.
Cons: Overwhelming job duties with no help; unrealistic deadlines.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Las Vegas:
"Variety Of Daily Work Loads Which Makes My Job Very Exciting."
Pros: I am able to help the community by doing volunteer work.
Cons: The pay is a little on the low end and the corporate restrains when it comes to planned activities.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Louisville:
"Not For The Weak."
Pros: Ability to position yourself in helping others on items that truly matter.
Cons: Corporate greed affects our ability to enhance the business in employee relations.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Columbia:
"Love HR."
Pros: I get to help bridge the gap between employees and management! I like being able to see both sides.
Cons: I haven't found much bad yet. It's difficult to deliver not so good news, but it must be done!

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries


Data Analysis
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401k Plan Administration
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Employee Relations
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits & Compensation
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Training
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Recruiting
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$45,000

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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 657 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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