Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

The majority of Senior Human Resources Generalists in the United States — slightly more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $46K to $87K per year, and the median is $63K annually. Total cash earnings of Senior Human Resources Generalists range from $46K on the low end to $87K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Senior Human Resources Generalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Senior Human Resources Generalists (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,704 - $83,811
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$84K
MEDIAN: $63,290
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$16.51 - $38.91
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$17
$24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,704 - $83,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,677  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $7,336  
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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$46,065 - $87,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.51 - $38.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$22.57 - $47.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,677  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $7,336  
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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$46,065 - $87,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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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

  • Coordinate human resources generalists and guide all recruiting and employee relations processes.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.
  • Design and execute human resources policies and procedures.
  • Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data, and make recommendations for changes to management.

Common Career Paths for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist


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It's not very common for Senior Human Resources Generalists to move on to become Senior Human Resources Business Partners. Average pay for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner is $95K annually. A Human Resources Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Senior Human Resources Generalists. Paychecks for that role are $58K on average. The Human Resources Director position is another common transition for Senior Human Resources Generalists; in this role, salaries are typically at the $79K mark.

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Popular Skills for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist


Senior Human Resources Generalists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ADP Payroll System, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Benefits & Compensation are also skilled in Benefits Administration and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist

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


For many Senior Human Resources Generalists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $57K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. Senior Human Resources Generalists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,980

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Human Resources Generalists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Senior Human Resources Generalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+24 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Portland (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Baltimore ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dallas and Austin (2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist?

Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Easley:
"Work Environment."
Pros: I am most grateful for my supervisor and co-workers. We are all very like-minded and they make it an enjoyable place to work.
Cons: I am not sure what the future holds for this company, and it is starting to struggle financially.

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Experience Affects Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries



Employee Relations
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Training
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National Average
$64,000

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Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 456 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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