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.

$34,956 - $71,201
$35K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,099
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$13.87 - $25.48
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MEDIAN: $18.62
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$0$71K
Salary $34,956 - $71,201
Bonus $679 - $8,011
Profit Sharing $488.16 - $5,152
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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$32,203 - $67,696
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,175
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.87 - $25.48
Hourly Tips $2.12
Overtime $20.78 - $38.86
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $679 - $8,011
Profit Sharing $488.16 - $5,152
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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$32,203 - $67,696
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,633

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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: $45,538

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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 Andover:
Pros: Flexible schedule, company culture.
Cons: Unstable financial conditions, unfulfilled promises.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in St. Cloud:
Pros: Flexibility, coworkers, challenge.
Cons: Unstable economic conditions, unfulfilled promises.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Atlanta:
"The Work that Never Sleeps."
Pros: Culture. Pay. Conditions.
Cons: Parking. Phone calls. Work load. Stress leve.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Washington:
"Like working for people that try."
Pros: Meeting people especially new people.
Cons: Nothing would not do anything to change it.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Waldorf:
"I love it."
Pros: Helping others find employment. Interacting with different departments.
Cons: At times things aren't organized.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Springfield:
"Multiple hat-wearer."
Pros: I love having multiple responsibilities: onboarding, processing payroll, maintaining employee benefits, preparing invoices for accounts payable, etc.
Cons: I am regularly adding new responsibilities with no increase in pay.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Springfield:
"I Wear Multiple Hats in HR."
Pros: I enjoy having multiple tasks: processing payroll, assist in onboarding, maintain employee benefits, prepare invoices for accounts payable, help with compliance auditing, assistant to the CEO, social media director, order supplies, and work part-time as a teller.
Cons: I feel that I am constantly taking on new projects and responsibilities but am not seeing an increase in pay.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 861 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$46,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries






▼0%

National Average
$46,000


Recruiting
▼2%

Benefits & Compensation
▼2%

▼4%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 861 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%
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