Median pay for Experienced Human Resources Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Experienced Human Resources Specialists are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,841 - $79,563
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,529
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$15.01 - $27.72
(Median)
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,841 - $79,563  
   
Bonus
$685 - $9,151  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$35,350 - $77,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 634
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $27.72  
   
Overtime
$22.18 - $40.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$685 - $9,151  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$35,350 - $77,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,027

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Human Resources Specialists, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 60 percent above the national average. Experienced Human Resources Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+45 percent), Houston (+43 percent), New York (+34 percent), and Los Angeles (+30 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Oklahoma City and San Diego (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Data Analysis
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Performance Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Recruiting
0%

Training
0%

National Average
$51,000

Benefits Administration
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Employee Relations
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
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Hiring
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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ADP Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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