Personnel Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $45K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Personnel Specialists making up 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and nearly all earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,709 - $65,357
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MEDIAN: $44,660
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$12.25 - $24.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,709 - $65,357  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
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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$27,724 - $61,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $24.93  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$27,724 - $61,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Personnel Specialist

A person wishing to enjoy a career in the field of human resources might find themselves very well suited to be a personnel specialist. For some, it ends up being their long-term career, while it's a stepping stone to higher positions in a similar field for others. Generally, a bachelor's degree in field related to human resources is required to fill the position, though experience and other factors play a role in the hiring process. This person typically keeps standard daytime office hour jobs.

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Personnel Specialist Tasks

  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Answer employee questions about human resources policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates projects and implements employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Participates in developing new policies, procedures and programs.

Common Career Paths for Personnel Specialist


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Moving into a Human Resources Generalist position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $47K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Personnel Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Personnel Specialists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $52K.

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Key Stats for Personnel Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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