A Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $52,704 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Data Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Performance Management, and Recruiting. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,267 - $70,643
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$39K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,703
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$12.16 - $30.76
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$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,267 - $70,643  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,380 - $67,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $30.76  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4,500  
   
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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$36,380 - $67,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$51,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 17%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 15%

Performance Management
up arrow 13%

Recruiting
up arrow 12%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Labor Relations
up arrow 10%

Employee Relations
up arrow 9%

Hiring
up arrow 9%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

National Average
$51,000

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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