Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $48,362 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.

$34,495 - $70,834
$34K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,362
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$13.74 - $24.99
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MEDIAN: $18.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,495 - $70,834  
   
Bonus
$589 - $8,172  
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $4,062  
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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$31,777 - $66,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,926
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $24.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.12  
Overtime
$20.72 - $37.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$589 - $8,172  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$490.16 - $4,062  
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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$31,777 - $66,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426

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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 policy and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Supports and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Coordinate and administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Coordinate projects, such as; new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 2,781 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 1,279 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 802 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 267 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,778

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 681 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

▲27%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$45,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries






▲2%


Recruiting
▼0%

Benefits & Compensation
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 681 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%
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