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Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Average Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States make around $56K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,495 - $84,504
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,502
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90%

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$14.57 - $25.54
(Median)
$15
$20
$26
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
$40,495 - $84,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,020  
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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$36,942 - $80,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $25.54  
   
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 - $7,020  
   
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).
)
$36,942 - $80,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Human Resources Information Systems Managers. That role pays $82K per year on average. 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 $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, skills in SQL, PeopleSoft HRMS, Project Management, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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
up arrow 17%



Oracle
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 1%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
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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