Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States take home approximately $56K per year on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists making up 70 percent. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,811 - $84,459
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$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,215
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$15.56 - $25.73
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MEDIAN: $20.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,811 - $84,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,700  
Profit Sharing
$2,300  
Total Pay (?
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$36,526 - $82,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $25.73  
   
Overtime
$22.56 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,700  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$36,526 - $82,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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

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

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


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Though not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists sometimes become Human Resources Information Systems Managers, where the average income is $83K per year. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists typically move into roles as Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers, and those positions pay $7K more and $6K 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, facility with Project Management, SQL, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 21 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Human Resources Information System indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $61K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,840

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, 41 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), Washington (+37 percent), Dallas (+30 percent), and Boston (+10 percent).

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Key Stats for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲15%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

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


SQL
▲21%

▲14%




Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

ADP Human Resources System
▼2%


Database Management & Reporting
▼5%



HTML
▼12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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