Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Information Systems Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K annually. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Information Systems Analysts approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $87K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Human Resources Information Systems Analysts (68 percent) who took the survey are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$46,106 - $85,294
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $62,196
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$16.75 - $33.47
(Median)
$17
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,106 - $85,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,862  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,135  
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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$44,136 - $87,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,036
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $33.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.85  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,135  
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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$44,136 - $87,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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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)


Human Resources Information Systems Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, and SAP Human Resources (SAP HR) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Database Management & Reporting, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $66K. On average, Human Resources Information Systems Analysts make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $83K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,694

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Information Systems Analysts, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+17 percent), Boston (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Nashville and Chicago (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


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


SQL
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Project Management
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Oracle
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Microsoft Access
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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PeopleSoft HRMS
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National Average
$62,000

Microsoft Office
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ADP Human Resources System
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Microsoft Word
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Database Management & Reporting
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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