Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary (United States)

HRIS Analysts in the United States typically take home $59,934 per year. The top of the range reaches $86,220 per year, and the bottom approaches $42,664. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers people have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. HRIS Analysts are largely women, dominating the profession at 67 percent. The majority of HRIS Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary (?
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$44,071 - $83,782
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MEDIAN: $59,423
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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary (?
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$15.54 - $31.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,071 - $83,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,157  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $4,108  
Total Pay (?
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$42,664 - $86,220  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $31.28  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $46.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,157  
   
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $4,108  
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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$42,664 - $86,220  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

A human resource information systems (HRIS) analyst is a technical professional who is responsible for the digital human resource network that a business runs. The HRIS analyst is involved with the system at all levels. First and foremost, they are responsible for maintaining the integrity and reliability of the digital human resource system. The HRIS analyst is also involved in designing new features and configurations for the system; after developing a new design, the HRIS analyst then implements the design and configuration changes. The HRIS analyst often uses standard testing methodologies to evaluate the performance of the system; upon successful testing, the HRIS analyst then applies the updates across the whole network.
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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Tasks
  • Analyze, maintain and troubleshoot human resource information systems and other human resources computer applications and systems.
  • Train employees on system usage.
  • Lead projects which impacts data maintenance on the HRIS, including mass updates.
  • Plan and develop analyses, reports, and presentations.
  • May act as administrator to create security model based on functional responsibilities and configure HR system to enforce the security access to data.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

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For HRIS Analysts, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Human Resources Information Systems Manager (HRIS) will earn an extra $22K annually than those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

HRIS Analysts report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and SAP Human Resources (SAP HR) are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, ADP Human Resources System, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Project Management and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $55K starting out, which grows to $64K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $69K. Following a couple decades of work, HRIS Analysts watch their salaries dip to an average of $66K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For HRIS Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. HRIS Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+19 percent), Irvine (+18 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (-7 percent) and Chicago (-1 percent).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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