Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists making up 79 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,913 - $84,792
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$41K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,790
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$14.61 - $25.09
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,913 - $84,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,846  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $2,300  
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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$37,108 - $81,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$21.25 - $39.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,846  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $2,300  
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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$37,108 - $81,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)

Human resources information systems (HRIS) specialists are responsible for implementing and maintaining human resource information management systems for their organization. They are in charge of providing advisory services and guidance to management regarding system requirements based on company resources and needs. One of their main responsibilities includes giving technical guidance and direction to administrative, technical, and clerical staff on the operation and maintenance of the human resources data systems.

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Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Tasks

  • Process and maintain periodic reports of employee record data, develop adhoc reports.
  • May assist in maintenance, troubleshooting and design of HRIS and other human resources computer applications and systems.
  • Prepare, maintain and update employee data for the HR information system.

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


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While Human Resources Information Systems Specialists do not often become Human Resources Information Systems Managers, the job pays $82K per year on average. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists typically move into roles as Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $5K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Human Resources Information Systems Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in PeopleSoft HRMS, SQL, Project Management, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

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

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $62K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent) and Houston (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries




National Average
$53,000


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


SQL
up arrow 17%


Oracle
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 3%



Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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