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Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists survey respondents are women (79 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,422 - $84,259
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$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,516
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$14.56 - $25.38
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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
$40,422 - $84,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,267  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $2,340  
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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$37,097 - $80,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $25.38  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $41.36  
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 - $7,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$968 - $2,340  
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).
)
$37,097 - $80,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists sometimes become Human Resources Information Systems Managers, where the average income is $82K per year. Career advancement for the typical Human Resources Information Systems Specialist often leads to becoming a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst or a Human Resources Manager; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with SQL, PeopleSoft HRMS, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 16 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, 19 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+7 percent) and Houston (+6 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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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Access
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ADP Human Resources System
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Microsoft Office
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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 87 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%
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