Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary

Pay for Human Resources Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.56 per hour. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Technicians is high. There are far more female Human Resources Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,228 - $58,929
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,998
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$12.57 - $22.08
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,228 - $58,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$26,412 - $52,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $22.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$26,412 - $52,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Technician

Human resources (HR) technicians are responsible for the technical aspects of a human resource department, such as recruitment efforts, verifying credentials, and analyzing employee benefit programs. They are in charge of keeping accurate records of certifications, as well as classified information, on behalf of their organization. They must possess strong communication skills to interact with employees and respond to inquiries in a timely manner, and must be well-organized and have excellent problem-solving abilities. They usually report their progress to the human resources director of their company.

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Human Resources (HR) Technician Tasks

  • Draft and edit job descriptions and recruitment bulletins.
  • Enter, reconcile, check and log timesheets and requests about timesheets
  • Assist in vetting, checking references, scheduling and hiring, including recruitment.

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Job skills reported by Human Resources Technicians are limited. Benefits Administration and Payroll Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Human Resources Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $33K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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