Average Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

$46,536
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$2,010
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$1,013
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $46,536.
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$36k
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$47k
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$60k
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What Are Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Generalists?

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

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

An early career Human Resources (HR) Generalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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 $58,924.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Generalist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (7.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (7.0% less), Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less) and Austin, Texas (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22,127 survey responses.
Early Career
47.9%
Mid Career
29.8%
Experienced
17.2%
Late Career
5.1%