Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Analysts in the United States take home approximately $61K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Human Resources Information Systems Analysts spread between $44K and $87K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. The majority of Human Resources Information Systems Analysts (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,064 - $84,836
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,295
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$16.87 - $34.06
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$17
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$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,064 - $84,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,661  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $6,211  
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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$43,642 - $87,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.87 - $34.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,661  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $6,211  
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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$43,642 - $87,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Human Resources Information Systems Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Human Resources Information Systems Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SQL, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Project Management and Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Project Management.

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

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


Human Resources Information Systems Analysts do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Human Resources Information Systems Analysts with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Information Systems Analysts, 24 percent above the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Phoenix (+9 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries




National Average
$61,000


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


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SQL
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Microsoft Access
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SAP Human Resources (SAP HR)
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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PeopleSoft HRMS
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National Average
$61,000

HTML
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UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
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ADP Human Resources System
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%
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