Average Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

$54,250
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,479
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,535
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The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $54,250.
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$41k
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$54k
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$71k
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What Do Human Resources (HR) Generalists Do?

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks
  • Guide managers in recruiting and employee relations.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

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The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Generalist are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, The Salvation Army and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $75,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Target Corporation, earning around $74,632 and $60,678, respectively. The Salvation Army pays the lowest at around $41,157. XPO Logistics and Dart Container Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,287 and $56,781, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Generalists?

Skills in Employee Relations, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Benefits & Compensation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting and Benefits Administration.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Generalists?

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Generalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,536 based on 612 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,920 based on 10,598 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,652 based on 6,587 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,389 based on 3,807 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,085.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Generalist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22,739 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
5.0%