$52,330
Avg. Salary
$19.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,429

Profit Sharing

$1,688

Commission

$5,000

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $19.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $52,330 per year.

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$0$69K
Salary $39,641 - $69,254
Bonus $247 - $6,367
Profit Sharing $101 - $5,149
Commission $5,000
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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$36,561 - $69,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18,937
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.73 - $26.67
Hourly Tips $0.58
Overtime $21.34 - $40.24
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $247 - $6,367
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $101 - $5,149
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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$36,561 - $69,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,967

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

A human resources generalist helps managers make decisions relating to human resources, such as maintaining good relationships with employees and hiring new talent. The generalist will often help upper management determine strategies for hiring quality personnel.

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Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks

  • Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
  • Process, verify and maintain documentation relating to HR activities such as staffing, training and performance evaluations.
  • Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Pay By Employer

$0$109K

$74,488

Paychex, Inc.
12 profiles
$59,428

Amazon.com Inc
10 profiles
$49,174

XPO Logistics
10 profiles
$50,245

$58,555

$58,705

$58,524

$59,770

T-Mobile, Inc.
8 profiles
$52,634

$55,963

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Generalist


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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Generalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 6,846 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Generalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 4,141 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Generalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 2,373 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Generalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 599 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,035

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

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Novi:
"Working for the Employees."
Pros: I like being here for the employees, getting answers, resolving issues, providing them with the best representation of the company that I can possibly give.
Cons: The company is known for not always being generous with employee benefits and compensation. For instance, they have a Tuition Reimbursement program but is mostly in name only. It takes effort to be approved for it. Also the company pays for coffee but employees pay for sugar and cream. Employees have left due to feeling being underpaid as well as having managment that doesn't listen to them or welcome advice on how to make things work better.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Miami:
"Growth potential."
Pros: Flexibility, able to make my own decisions, work closely with management and executives to make the goals of the company as well as provide job satisfaction to employees.
Cons: High expectations from employees with a sense of entitlement, not enough leeway with important decisions that I feel would benefit the company as well as employees, limited responsibilities when it comes to strategic developments.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Muskegon:
"Being pulled in 500 directions every minute very stressful."
Pros: The relationship I develop with my employees.
Cons: I'm expected to do 500 things at once and work 60 hours a week and still am not caught up enough.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Dayton:
"Rewarding and Challenging."
Pros: Helping hiring managers resolve problems.
Cons: Lack of business processes.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Washington:
"Educated HR Professionals Succeed."
All HR Generalist worth their salt, stay up to date on legal issues, industry standards and news. Utilize every networking connection, every colleague to gain information on what is up and coming in HR. Utilize free online resources such as LinkedIn, SHRM and Department of Labor to name a few. These sites have a plethora of information on labor market information and legal statute changes.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Atlanta:
"Employee relations - people interaction."
Pros: Employee liaison - assist employees understand.
Cons: Low pay - no private office conditions poor.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Arlington:
Pros: Flexibility. Focusing on people, connections. Helping others perform at their best.
Cons: Detached from office social scene (for good reason) Sourcing process can be lengthy. Not always quick-hit wins.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4359 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries





▲1%


National Average
$51,000

Benefits Administration
▼1%

Benefits & Compensation
▼1%


Recruiting
▼1%


▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4359 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%