The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist is C$52,416 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

C$40,441 - C$73,125
C$40K
C$54K
C$73K
MEDIAN: C$53,569
10%
50%
90%
C$18.49 - C$44.44
C$18
C$24
C$44
MEDIAN: C$23.82
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$75K
Salary C$40,441 - C$73,125
Bonus C$884 - C$7,781
Profit Sharing C$1,200
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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C$40,335 - C$75,873
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 439
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$18.49 - C$44.44
Overtime C$29.58 - C$52.00
Annual Data C$0C$75K
Bonus C$884 - C$7,781
Profit Sharing C$1,200
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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C$40,335 - C$75,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

A human resources (HR) specialist is responsible to various tasks within the HR department. Working under an HR manager, the HR specialist focuses on a specific task or role such as payroll, benefits, training, compensation, recruiting, and customer service for employees. The HR specialist assists with daily operations of the HR department, which typically includes being the first point of contact for employees. Duties include answering general employee questions, data entry into payroll and HR systems, and administering health benefit plans. This position is in charge of timely submission of employee-related paperwork.

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Tasks

  • Answer employee questions about policy and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Supports and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Coordinate and administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Coordinate projects, such as; new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Specialist


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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$55,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 40 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$87,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$53,738

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Specialist?

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Mississauga:
"Building relationships and getting to know the business."
Pros: Working with all different types of people in a diverse industry, inernational experience, travelling.
Cons: Lots of work, only one in HR department, no one to learn off of.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
C$54,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Benefits Administration
▲8%



National Average
C$54,000

Employee Relations
▼1%

Recruiting
▼2%

Training Program Development
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼4%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%