Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salary

Most Human Resources Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.08 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Human Resources Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,894 - $44,840
$21K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,612
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$10.36 - $18.40
$10
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.06
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$0$44K
Salary $20,894 - $44,840
Bonus $-0.50 - $3,477
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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$21,512 - $41,365
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.36 - $18.40
Overtime $15.21 - $27.25
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $-0.50 - $3,477
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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$21,512 - $41,365
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 216

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

The human resources (HR) clerk is responsible for assisting the human resources department with employee hiring, administrative duties, and clerical duties. They are in charge of maintaining human resources records and documentation, creating and distributing human resources procedures, completing data entry tasks, and answering human resources phone calls and emails. Additionally, the human resources clerk is responsible for daily administrative tasks of the human resources department including filing, faxing, copying, and organizing departmental files.

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Human Resources (HR) Clerk Tasks

  • Assist in projects, such as; HR events, benefits open enrollment, employee communications and company-wide meetings.
  • Answer employee questions regarding forms and procedures, and refer to specialist as needed.
  • Gather, organize and file paperwork for employees records.
  • Assist with general human resources clerical duties, such as creating personnel files and processing applications.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


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Human Resources Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Manager. The latter position pays an average of $59K annually. Human Resources Assistants or Human Resources Generalists are common next-step roles for Human Resources Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Assistants is $3K higher on average, and it's $17K higher for Human Resources Generalists.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Clerk


Survey results imply that Human Resources Clerks deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Benefits Administration, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 15 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual and Data Entry. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 214 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 34 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,205

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

Livonia offers some of the highest pay in the country for Human Resources Clerks, 22 percent above the national average. Human Resources Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+12 percent) and Houston (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 12 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

▲19%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲9%

National Average
$30,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Clerk Salaries

Benefits Administration
▲21%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲14%

Human Resources
▲6%


Payroll Administration
▲1%


National Average
$30,000



▼2%


Data Entry
▼4%

Bilingual
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 33%