Average Human Resources (HR) Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Human Resources (HR) Assistant is $16.13.
MEDIAN $16.13
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
$252 - $3,981
Profit Sharing
$385 - $4,659
$197 - $6,194
Total Pay
$26,714 - $48,594

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Assistant are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Target Corporation and Goodwill Industries. 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 United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., earning around $19.99 and $18.50, respectively. Target Corporation pays the lowest at around $12.19. Goodwill Industries and The Kroger Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.03 and $15.86, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Human Resources (HR) Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Human Resources (HR) Assistant
Human Resources (HR) Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 Microsoft Excel and Data Entry.

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 $15.11 based on 3,680 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.94 based on 6,942 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.91 based on 1,808 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.59 based on 1,186 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 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.4% more) and New York, New York (7.5% more).

Years of Experience

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