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Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary (United States)

The average Human Resources Technician in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.21 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Human Resources Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary (?
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$23,945 - $58,779
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MEDIAN: $34,829
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Human Resources (HR) Technician Salary (?
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$12.19 - $22.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,945 - $58,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$25,034 - $50,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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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$25,034 - $50,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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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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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $33K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $34K. Human Resources Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$34,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%