Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,834 - $86,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,617  
Profit Sharing
$2,300  
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$36,817 - $83,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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$15.43 - $25.42  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $44.04  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,617  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,300  
Total Pay (?
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$36,817 - $83,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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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While not commonly seen, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists who transition into a Human Resources Information Systems Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Information Systems Managers is $83K 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 $7K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Project Management, SQL, and PeopleSoft HRMS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 21 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Human Resources Information System also tend to know 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists bring in $69K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,953

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

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+37 percent), New York (+32 percent), Dallas (+30 percent), and Boston (+10 percent).

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Key Stats for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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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
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National Average
$53,000


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Windows Operating System General Use
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HTML
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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