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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary

An Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Specialist earns an average salary of $42,624 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
$31,421 - $59,692
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,623
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$12.21 - $22.89
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,421 - $59,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $4,920  
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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$29,105 - $58,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,660
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $36.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$414.59 - $4,920  
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).
)
$29,105 - $58,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 834
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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 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.

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

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 3%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 1%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

Employee Relations
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 551 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%