An average Human Resources Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.76 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The vast majority of Human Resources Technicians (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,698 - $66,550
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$28K
$39K
$67K
MEDIAN: $39,133
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$13.58 - $23.19
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$14
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,698 - $66,550  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,285 - $54,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$13.58 - $23.19  
   
Overtime
$24.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$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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$28,285 - $54,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Technician


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Advancing into a Human Resources Generalist role seems to be a popular career move for Human Resources Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income 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.


Human Resources Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Human Resources Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

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

Benefits Administration
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National Average
$36,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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