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

An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist earns an average salary of $42,452 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Data Analysis.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (?
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$31,364 - $59,677
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MEDIAN: $42,452
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary (?
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$12.18 - $22.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,364 - $59,677  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,969  
Profit Sharing
$476.95 - $4,883  
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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$29,020 - $58,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $36.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,969  
   
Profit Sharing
$476.95 - $4,883  
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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$29,020 - $58,183  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 826
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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Seattle
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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Denver
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Austin
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National Average
$41,000
Pittsburgh
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St. Louis
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San Antonio
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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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Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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Training
up arrow 2%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%
Employee Relations
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$41,000
Microsoft Word
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Payroll Administration
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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