Median pay for Personnel Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Personnel Specialists survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of Personnel Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,172 - $66,515
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$29K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,904
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$11.84 - $24.68
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$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,172 - $66,515  
   
Bonus
$2,850  
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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$27,690 - $62,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $24.68  
   
Overtime
$13.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,850  
   
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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$27,690 - $62,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Personnel Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. For Personnel Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. As Personnel Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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