Human Resources Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.00 per hour. The vast majority of Human Resources Technicians (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,110 - $67,898
$27K
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$68K
MEDIAN: $39,398
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$13.66 - $25.20
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,110 - $67,898  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,202 - $54,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$24.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$28,202 - $54,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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 who move on to become Human Resources Generalists may enjoy significant pay raises, as Human Resources Generalists get paid an average of $47K 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.


For many Human Resources Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $40K. Human Resources Technicians bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Technician

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Benefits Administration
0%

National Average
$37,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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