Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary

The average Human Resources Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.87 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Human Resources Technicians (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,807 - $57,226
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$57K
MEDIAN: $37,567
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$12.94 - $23.09
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,807 - $57,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$26,919 - $51,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $23.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$26,919 - $51,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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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Human Resources Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Benefits Administration and Payroll Administration are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Technician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During the first five years of their careers, Human Resources Technicians see a median income of $34K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. 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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Benefits Administration
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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