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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,770 - $84,297

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$14.74 - $25.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,770 - $84,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,872  
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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$37,075 - $81,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$21.25 - $39.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,872  
   
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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$37,075 - $81,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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It's not very common for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists to move on to become Human Resources Information Systems Managers. Average pay for a Human Resources Information Systems Manager is $82K annually. A common career progression for a Human Resources Information Systems Specialist is to become a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst or a Human Resources Manager. Compared to Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $5K more.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Survey takers working as Human Resources Information Systems Specialists report using a large range of professional skills. 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 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. On average, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 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
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Oracle
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Microsoft Access
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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
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ADP Human Resources System
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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