Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary

Human Resources Technicians in the United States take home an average $16.59 per hour. The vast majority of Human Resources Technicians (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,355 - $58,814
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,199
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90%

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$12.58 - $22.03
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,355 - $58,814  
   
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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$26,448 - $51,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $22.03  
   
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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$26,448 - $51,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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Survey results show that Human Resources Technicians typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Human Resources Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $33K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Human Resources Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $43K.

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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 4%

National Average
$35,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

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
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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