Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

The average Human Resources Information Systems Specialist in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,879 - $84,721
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$41K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,790
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$14.64 - $25.23
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,879 - $84,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,846  
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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$36,897 - $81,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $25.23  
   
Overtime
$21.25 - $39.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,846  
   
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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$36,897 - $81,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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 who advance into the role of a Human Resources Information Systems Manager are fairly uncommon. Human Resources Information Systems Managers on average earn $82K per year. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers are common next-step roles for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Information Systems Analysts is $5K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Human Resources Managers.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Information Systems Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make a median salary of $61K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $62K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 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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Microsoft Access
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 1%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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