An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist earns an average salary of $44,844 per year. A skill in Performance Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,621 - $61,455
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,843
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$13.12 - $22.80
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$13
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,621 - $61,455  
   
Bonus
$511 - $7,460  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,146  
Commission
$14,000  
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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$30,612 - $59,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $22.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$19.83 - $35.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$511 - $7,460  
   
Commission
$14,000  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $4,146  
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).
)
$30,612 - $59,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 963
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National Average: $41,836

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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 Las Vegas:
"Who you know is more important then what you know."
Build relationships with everyone in the company and at all levels of the organization. Get a mentor or at least make regular appointments with someone you think highly of and respect. Go out of your way to do anything your asked to do with enthusiasm. Volunteer for new projects and let supervisors know you are looking for new opportunities to grow if they hear of anything. Be available to people. Listen more and talk less. Hold negative comments for private one on one conversations, there is a time and place for everything.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Baltimore:
"Working with managers."
Must be very efficient, quick, team player, patients, recruiting expert, work well with numbers, payroll, worker comp. Safety,

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Honolulu:
"Strengthening human capital is a competitive advantage."
To excel in this position, one must be able to balance the need to take care of the Company and its employees. Maintain an unbiased outlook when determining the correct way to solve a situation. The incumbent must have a strong understanding of diversity and ability to communicate accordingly. One must also have a strong knowledge of employment laws, its interpretation and implementation.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Abilene:
"Communication."
Make sure if there are other reps that over see other employees, and you have issues with employee, contact their chain of command!

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago:
"Recruit, Interview Panel, Benefits, Seminars, Advice."
Do not limit yourself to your favorite specialist areas. Make your performance more of a consultant so you can survive downsizing.

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Performance Management
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Data Analysis
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401k Plan Administration
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Benefits Administration
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Employee Relations
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
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Training
0%

National Average
$42,000

Recruiting
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Hiring
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 396 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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