Average Human Resources (HR) Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Human Resources (HR) Assistant is $16.27.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$251 - $4,001
Profit Sharing
$203 - $4,112
$103 - $7,324
Total Pay
$27,014 - $48,848

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Human Resources (HR) Assistant Tasks
  • Supports employment area with scheduling interviews, handling reference checks and personnel changes.
  • Provides overall administrative support to the HR department, including maintaining, processing documentation and records.
  • Compiles and prepares data for statistical reporting.
  • Answer employee questions about policy and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Assist in projects, such as; HR events, benefits open enrollment, employee communications and company-wide meetings.

Job Satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

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The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Assistant are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation and The Martin-Brower Company, LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $23.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and The Martin-Brower Company, LLC, earning around $19.60 and $18.60, respectively. Digital Infuzion pays the lowest at around $12.00. Target Corporation and Goodwill Industries also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $12.27 and $14.03, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

Skills in Microsoft Office, Employee Relations and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.21 based on 1,053 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.09 based on 6,801 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.97 based on 1,422 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.65 based on 1,103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Assistant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 21.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.2% less) and Houston, Texas (0.1% less).

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