Personnel Specialist Salary

An average Personnel Specialist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K per year. Pay generally varies between $29K and $63K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Personnel Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,192 - $68,127
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,662
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$11.49 - $23.67
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,192 - $68,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,408  
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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$28,721 - $62,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $23.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,408  
   
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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$28,721 - $62,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Personnel Specialists see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Personnel Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $51K.

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Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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