Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary

Human Resources Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $17.08 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Technicians who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,850 - $61,000
$26K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,745
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$13.52 - $25.41
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MEDIAN: $17.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,850 - $61,000  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,942 - $54,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$24.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$27,942 - $54,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Technician


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Human Resources Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Human Resources Generalist, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $48K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Technician

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


Human Resources Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $38K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Technicians make a median salary of $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Technician

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Benefits Administration
▼3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼6%

Payroll Administration
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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