Senior Human Resources Generalists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Senior Human Resources Generalists. Pay fluctuates from $48K to $88K per year, but expected earnings average $65K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Senior Human Resources Generalists spread between $48K and $88K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Senior Human Resources Generalists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,576 - $84,756
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$85K
MEDIAN: $64,906
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50%
90%

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$17.42 - $36.39
(Median)
$17
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,576 - $84,756  
   
Bonus
$252.53 - $10,104  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,859  
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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$47,918 - $88,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,648
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.42 - $36.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$24.65 - $47.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$252.53 - $10,104  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,859  
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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$47,918 - $88,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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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Senior Human Resources Generalists who go on to become VPs of Human Resources may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for VPs of Human Resources is $137K annually. The most common career progression for Senior Human Resources Generalists leads to becoming a Human Resources Manager, where pay is typically $59K. However, many Senior Human Resources Generalists also opt to become Human Resources Directors, a position that pays $80K on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist


Senior Human Resources Generalists seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Organizational Development, Legal Compliance, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, ADP Payroll System, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Benefits & Compensation tend to be well versed 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.


Senior Human Resources Generalists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Senior Human Resources Generalists bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,244

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For Senior Human Resources Generalists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Human Resources Generalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 6 percent below the national average.

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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
$65,000



Skills That Affect Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries


Organizational Development
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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$65,000

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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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