Human Resources (HR) Officer Salary

Human Resources Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $67K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Officers making up 72 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,349 - $221,220
$39K
$68K
$220K
MEDIAN: $67,974
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$12.91 - $43.63
$13
$18
$44
MEDIAN: $18.29
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$0$242K
Salary $39,349 - $221,220
Bonus $1,350 - $82,730
Profit Sharing $100.00
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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$35,113 - $242,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 281
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $43.63
Overtime $0.21 - $97.87
Annual Data $0$242K
Bonus $1,350 - $82,730
Profit Sharing $100.00
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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$35,113 - $242,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Officer

A human resource (HR) officer helps an organization develop, improve, and implement policies related to employees. They make sure that each employee is properly trained for his or her work and posseses the skills needed for the job. Some areas that the HR officer oversees include conditions of employment, diversity, accessibility, negotiations with external agencies, pay, and recruitment. HR officers must have an excellent understanding of their company to find the right candidates for job openings. HR officers typically work in an office setting during regular business hours, although some overtime may be required.

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Human Resources (HR) Officer Tasks

  • Provide overall strategic HR leadership to the company.
  • Oversee initiatives and operations in the managed departments; planning, budgeting and measurement of results.
  • Works closely and coaches executive team to ensure alignment with the overall mission and strategy.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Officer


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Human Resources Officers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Human Resources Manager. Median pay for Human Resources Managers is $59K.

Human Resources (HR) Officer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Officer


Human Resources Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 159 percent and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Employee Relations, and Benefits & Compensation. The majority of those who know Benefits & Compensation also know Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 95 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,842

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Human Resources Officers, 191 percent higher than the national average. Human Resources Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+40 percent), Washington (+30 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), and Tampa (+5 percent). Human Resources Officers in Los Angeles make 35 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (22 percent less) and Atlanta (21 percent less).

Human Resources (HR) Officer Reviews

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

Human Resources (HR) Officer in Kanpur:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Purpose of work Worried about the staff.
Cons: Management Decision taking process.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Officer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

▲105%

▲27%

National Average
$63,000

▼3%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Officer Salaries

Strategic Planning
▲159%

▲5%

National Average
$63,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%