Human Resources (HR) Associate Salary

Human Resources Associates in the United States take home approximately $47K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Human Resources Associates spread between $31K and $62K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The vast majority (83 percent) of Human Resources Associates who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Human Resources Associates like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,608 - $63,291
$37K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,312
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$13.91 - $24.62
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$0$63K
Salary $36,608 - $63,291
Bonus $900 - $6,104
Profit Sharing $591 - $5,152
Commission $2,500
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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$32,220 - $62,753
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 624
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $13.91 - $24.62
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $19.87 - $40.54
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $900 - $6,104
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $591 - $5,152
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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$32,220 - $62,753
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 299

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Associate

Human resources (HR) associates work closely with human resources management. They generally answer phones, file paperwork, and set up meetings and interviews. It is important for HR associates to be detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. It is also important to be able to multitask as they will often work with one or more people at a time. They must also have impeccable customer service skills as well as the ability to solve problems. In addition, it is important that HR associates have excellent computer skills and be familiar with and efficient in Microsoft Office and other basic computer functions because they will be required to use these and similar programs in their day to day job duties. HR associates must have a professional demeanor, and they must work well with others.

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Human Resources (HR) Associate Tasks

  • 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.
  • Compiles and prepares data for statistical reporting.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Associate


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Though it's uncommon, some Human Resources Associates move into roles as Human Resources Directors, where pay is an average $80K per year. Human Resources Associates most often move into positions as Human Resources Generalists or Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

Human Resources (HR) Associate Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Associate


Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Associate


Human Resources Associates seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Training, Organizational Development, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Employee Relations and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Associate

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Associate has a neutral trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 756 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 82 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,133

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Human Resources Associates in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Human Resources Associates can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Human Resources Associates in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (18 percent lower) and Charlotte (16 percent lower).

Human Resources (HR) Associate Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Brooklyn:
"Love HR."
Pros: Always staying busy.
Cons:

Human Resources (HR) Associate in 10020:
Pros: I enjoy helping people. I enjoy the customer service aspect to my job. I enjoy doing spreadsheet in order to make a process more organized. HR events are cool as well.
Cons: Sitting at the front desk. Not being able to work mostly at home. Always playing catch up with my off or sick.

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Wichita:
"Love it! Getting great experience in a generalist role!"
Pros: My days vary a lot. I feel like I'm getting a great picture of HR as a whole.
Cons: It is sometimes overwhelming. There is a lot to do. Hard to keep track of all of the deadlines.

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Reston:
"Busy, Essentially its a fast pace, high volume workloard."
Pros: The people, The Technology aspect and the office conditions.
Cons: Pay,

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Philadelphia:
Pros: Interacting with people, interviewing, job fairs.
Cons: The paid and since I'm working in non-profit its not a lot of money for ad and job postings. And the pay rate for the positions that I have to fill isn't the best.

Human Resources (HR) Associate in Pasadena:
"I Love It. I Enjoy Working With All The Employees."
Pros: I get to take care of the employees.
Cons: Can get slow at times.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Associate

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Associate Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼4%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Associate Salaries


Training
▲4%


National Average
$45,000



Benefits Administration
▼3%

Benefits & Compensation
▼3%

▼4%

▼4%



Human Resources
▼6%



Customer Service
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%