Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist earns an average salary of $42,302 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$30,991 - $59,437
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MEDIAN: $42,301
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.11 - $22.75
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,991 - $59,437  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$488.31 - $5,001  
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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$28,813 - $57,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $36.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
Profit Sharing
$488.31 - $5,001  
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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$28,813 - $57,951  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,518
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Houston
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Austin
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National Average
$41,000
San Antonio
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Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Brentwood:
"Being Successful In The Field Of Human Resources."
In order to be successful in the field of Human Resources you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees. Depending on your specific job you should be organized, available to your employees and be a critical thinker. Human Resources assists in setting the standard for the work environment.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Benefits Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Employee Relations
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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Training
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ADP Payroll System
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Recruiting
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
0%
National Average
$41,000
Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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