Average Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Canada is C$51,453.
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Generalist are from the companies IKEA, Goodwill Industries and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Reported salaries are highest at Emerson Climate Technologies where the average pay is C$62,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include IKEA, earning around C$54,535. Goodwill Industries pays the lowest at around C$40,452. Hewlett Packard Enterprise also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$47,125.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Skills in Employee Relations, Recruiting, Full-Cycle Recruiting and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Human Resources (HR).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Generalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,379 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,021 based on 745 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,599 based on 320 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$66,628.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Generalist in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.6% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.4% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.7% less).

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