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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Analysts in the United States take home approximately $60K per year on average. Cash earnings for Human Resources Information Systems Analysts — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $86K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Human Resources Information Systems Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Human Resources Information Systems Analysts (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,652 - $83,971
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$44K
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MEDIAN: $59,656
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$15.99 - $31.48
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,652 - $83,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,888  
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $4,137  
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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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$42,180 - $86,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 821
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$15.99 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $47.19  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$48.94 - $4,137  
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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$42,180 - $86,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Human Resources Information Systems Analysts. Many move into a Human Resources Information Systems Manager role where pay averages at $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)


Human Resources Information Systems Analysts seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Visual Basic, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Human Resources Information Systems Analysts in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+24 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Irvine (+18 percent), and New York (+16 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries


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$60,000


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


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Visual Basic (VB)
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SQL
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Microsoft Access
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PeopleSoft HRMS
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$60,000

HTML
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ADP Human Resources System
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Microsoft Excel
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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
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%