Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois is $45,342 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Employee Relations, Benefits Administration, and Recruiting. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$34,316 - $63,890
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National Salary Data

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$34,316 - $63,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Total Pay (?
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$33,550 - $66,128  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Employee Relations
up arrow 18%
Benefits Administration
up arrow 14%
Recruiting
up arrow 14%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 6%
National Average
$45,000
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 12%
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 13%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 18%

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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