Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salary

Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Human Resources Information Systems Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Human Resources Information Systems Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,910 - $82,842
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$41K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,612
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$14.73 - $25.27
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$40,910 - $82,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,929 - $80,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $25.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.44 - $41.36  
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 - $6,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$36,929 - $80,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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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There are some Human Resources Information Systems Specialists — though it's uncommon — that transition into Human Resources Information Systems Managers, where earnings are an average $82K annually. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists typically move into roles as Human Resources Information Systems Analysts or Human Resources Managers, and those positions pay $6K more and $6K more, 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 PeopleSoft HRMS, SQL, Project Management, and Oracle are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, HTML, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Human Resources Information System are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

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 many Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,676

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Human Resources Information Systems Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), St. Louis (+8 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS) Salaries




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$53,000


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


SQL
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Oracle
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Microsoft Access
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Microsoft Excel
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$53,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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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 76 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
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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