Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary

The average Human Resources Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.67 per hour. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Human Resources Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,443 - $56,811

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$12.68 - $22.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,443 - $56,811  
   
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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$26,759 - $50,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $22.35  
   
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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$26,759 - $50,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 takers who work as Human Resources Technicians usually report a few specific 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Human Resources Technicians see a median income of $33K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $35K. Human Resources Technicians see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $43K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
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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