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Personnel Specialist Salary

An average Personnel Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Personnel Specialists making up 71 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$30,594 - $71,713
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,240
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90%

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$11.23 - $23.78
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,594 - $71,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,400  
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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$28,288 - $64,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$7.67 - $34.39  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,400  
   
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).
)
$28,288 - $64,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Specialist

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


For Personnel Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. Personnel Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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