Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist is $43,116 per year.

$32,212 - $59,777
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,115
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$12.42 - $22.90
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,212 - $59,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,948  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,839  
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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$29,629 - $58,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $22.90  
   
Overtime
$18.27 - $35.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $4,839  
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).
)
$29,629 - $58,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 875

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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 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.

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.

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

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%

Employee Relations
0%

Recruiting
0%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 524 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%