Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $45,539 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (?
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$33,095 - $66,234
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MEDIAN: $45,538
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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (?
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$12.74 - $24.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,095 - $66,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,016  
Profit Sharing
$488.98 - $4,830  
Commission
$0.00 - $712  
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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$30,386 - $64,306  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$18.07 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,016  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $712  
Profit Sharing
$488.98 - $4,830  
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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$30,386 - $64,306  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,272
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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 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
$43,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Employee Relations
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Recruiting
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Hiring
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Benefits & Compensation
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$43,000
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
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: 12%
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