Personnel Specialist Salary

Pay for Personnel Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $44K annually. Female Personnel Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,509 - $63,023
$28K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,303
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$13.09 - $24.85
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MEDIAN: $14.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,509 - $63,023  
   
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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$27,669 - $60,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $24.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
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$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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$27,669 - $60,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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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Many Personnel Specialists advance into a slightly higher-paying Human Resources Generalist position. Average compensation for Human Resources Generalists is $48K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Personnel Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Personnel Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personnel Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Personnel Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 19 salaries. A Personnel Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 7 salaries.

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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
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

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
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 5%