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Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Earnings for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States come in at around $56K per year on average. Experience level 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 a majority. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists making up 79 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,467 - $84,259
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,778
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$14.53 - $25.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,467 - $84,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,205  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $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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$37,136 - $80,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$21.11 - $41.51  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $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).
)
$37,136 - $80,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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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Human Resources Information Systems Specialists do not often transition into Human Resources Information Systems Manager roles. The role averages $82K per year. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists most often move into positions as Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Human Resources Information Systems Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in SQL, PeopleSoft HRMS, Project Management, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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.


For Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make a median salary of $61K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+6 percent) and Houston (+5 percent).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries




National Average
$54,000


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

SQL
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Oracle
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

ADP Human Resources System
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 14%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%