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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 $55K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,597 - $83,382
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MEDIAN: $55,133
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$14.43 - $25.37
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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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
Salary
$39,597 - $83,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,803  
Profit Sharing
$712 - $2,260  
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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$36,252 - $80,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $25.37  
   
Overtime
$21.49 - $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 - $7,803  
   
Profit Sharing
$712 - $2,260  
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).
)
$36,252 - $80,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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While Human Resources Information Systems Specialists do not often become Human Resources Information Systems Managers, the job pays $82K per year on average. When Human Resources Information Systems Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $5K, 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, skills in SQL, PeopleSoft HRMS, Project Management, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Windows Operating System General Use, and HTML. 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 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 $56K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $64K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries

SQL
up arrow 19%


Project Management
up arrow 6%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
0%

Oracle
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

ADP Human Resources System
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 11%