The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $45,295 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Human Resources (HR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$32,089 - $65,674
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MEDIAN: $45,294
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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.46 - $23.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,089 - $65,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,982  
Profit Sharing
$384.38 - $4,939  
Commission
$0.00 - $783  
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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$29,933 - $64,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $23.71  
   
Overtime
$17.97 - $37.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,982  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $783  
Profit Sharing
$384.38 - $4,939  
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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$29,933 - $64,212  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,352
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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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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist?
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
$43,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Benefits Administration
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Employee Relations
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Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Training
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National Average
$43,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Gender
Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%
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