Human Resources Information Systems Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $56K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,208 - $85,518
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$40K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,208
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$15.35 - $25.72
(Median)
$15
$21
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,208 - $85,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,855  
Profit Sharing
$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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$37,447 - $82,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$37,447 - $82,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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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It's not very common for Human Resources Information Systems Specialists to move on to become Human Resources Information Systems Managers. Average pay for a Human Resources Information Systems Manager is $83K annually. Typical career progression for a Human Resources Information Systems Specialist involves becoming a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst or a Human Resources Manager, roles that pay $6K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Specialist (HRIS)


Human Resources Information Systems Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Project Management, SQL, and Microsoft Access are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 19 percent, and 15 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 who know Human Resources Information System also know 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $61K.

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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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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Office
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ADP Human Resources System
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Microsoft Word
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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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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