The average Human Resources Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K annually. In the world of Human Resources Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $77K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Human Resources Analysts (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,657 - $76,723
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$40K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,804
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$16.39 - $30.41
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$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,657 - $76,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,157  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,443  
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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$38,851 - $77,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 575
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$10.27 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,157  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,443  
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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$38,851 - $77,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

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Human Resources Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Director. The average Human Resources Director brings home $80K per year. Going from Human Resources Analyst to Human Resources Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $59K. Many others choose to work as Human Resources Generalists, where pay is typically $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey takers working as Human Resources Analysts report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oracle, Recruiting, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Most people familiar with Data Analysis also know Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

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


For Human Resources Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $51K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $57K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,281

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With a pay rate for Human Resources Analysts that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Arlington (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Nashville Human Resources Analysts earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Salt Lake City and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries


Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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$54,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Employee Relations
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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