Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salary

The average Entry-Level Human Resources Generalist can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists spread between $34K and $65K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,822 - $65,098
$38K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $50,027
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$14.30 - $25.19
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.49
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$0$65K
Salary $37,822 - $65,098
Bonus $0.54 - $6,181
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,045
Commission $0.00
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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$34,632 - $65,019
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 31 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,599
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.30 - $25.19
Hourly Tips $0.17
Overtime $21.03 - $39.69
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.54 - $6,181
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,045
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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$34,632 - $65,019
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 31 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,743

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Generalist


Although salaries only range from $49K to just $79K, The Boeing Company still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,593

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Human Resources Generalists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Skowhegan:
"Variety is the Spice of Life."
Learn as much as you can about all aspects of HR. Never say no to a project, training, assignment--stay positive and enjoy every aspect!

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Hanford:
"Wish I Had Specialized Sooner."
Learn all you can about employment law, payroll law, and leave law. Don't worry about administrative tasks like running payroll, entering data into the HRIS, etc.. Someone can always be trained to perform those functions. But as the Generalist, you better know WHY those functions must be done in a certain way and what are HR best practices in an industry that is always changing.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Fort Lauderdale:
"Go to College."
Make sure you continue education after high school. Do not stop.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Leominster:
"Adventures in Babysitting."
Always listen, but don't get walked on.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Raleigh:
"Better Preparation."
Intern, get certifications while in school.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Boston:
Ask a lot of questions- if you don't understand something find someone who does or look for a network of peers that can help.

Human Resources (HR) Generalist in Aspen:
"Jump in with both feet."
Try everything because you'll never know what you like! Learning new competencies and becoming well-rounded is an excellent skill.

Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1286 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1286 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%