A Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist earns an average salary of $62,401 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$45,453 - $83,861
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MEDIAN: $62,401
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Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Total Pay (?
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$15.34 - $35.94
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,453 - $83,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,680  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $5,271  
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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$44,764 - $88,111  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,911
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $35.94  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $40.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,680  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $5,271  
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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$44,764 - $88,111  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,911
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Job Description for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist
The role of human resources is one that many people will have encountered in just about any job, but there are multiple facets of a human resources department that help it run smoothly. Arguably, one of the most important roles in the department is the human resources generalist. The generalists try to maintain a steady flow of information and help between all workers, from the top to the bottom. This position primarily exists so that the role of human resources can fulfill its purpose as an efficiency regulator and interpersonal management resource.
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Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks
  • Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.
  • Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
  • Process, verify and maintain documentation relating to HR activities such as staffing, training and performance evaluations.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$63,000
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Experience Affects Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Employee Relations
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Benefits & Compensation
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Recruiting
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Training
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National Average
$63,000
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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