$47,086
Avg. Salary
$18.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,445

Profit Sharing

$1,965

Commission

$13,160

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist with Microsoft Office skills is $18.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist with Microsoft Office skills is $47,086 per year.

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$0$69K
Salary $34,746 - $69,034
Bonus $520 - $5,473
Profit Sharing $502 - $9,274
Commission $13,160
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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$32,369 - $64,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,020
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.97 - $24.77
Overtime $20.53 - $37.58
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $520 - $5,473
Commission $13,160
Profit Sharing $502 - $9,274
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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$32,369 - $64,822
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 654

Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

A human resources (HR) specialist is responsible to various tasks within the HR department. Working under an HR manager, the HR specialist focuses on a specific task or role such as payroll, benefits, training, compensation, recruiting, and customer service for employees. The HR specialist assists with daily operations of the HR department, which typically includes being the first point of contact for employees. Duties include answering general employee questions, data entry into payroll and HR systems, and administering health benefit plans. This position is in charge of timely submission of employee-related paperwork.

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Human Resources (HR) Specialist Tasks

  • Answer employee questions about policy and procedures, and refers to specialist as needed.
  • Supports and maintains HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Coordinate and administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Coordinate projects, such as; new hire orientation, HR events, benefits open enrollment and company-wide meetings.
  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 560 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 267 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 170 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

39%

6%

National Average: $44,118

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

Human Resources (HR) Specialist Advice

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

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Abilene:
"Communication."
Make sure if there are other reps that over see other employees, and you have issues with employee, contact their chain of command!

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Mechanicsburg:
"Skills."
Organized, people oriented, skills in Excel, Work and Outlook. Paychex payroll system experience.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Chicago:
"Recruit, Interview Panel, Benefits, Seminars, Advice."
Do not limit yourself to your favorite specialist areas. Make your performance more of a consultant so you can survive downsizing.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Las Vegas:
"Variety Of Daily Work Loads Which Makes My Job Very Exciting."
Pros: I am able to help the community by doing volunteer work.
Cons: The pay is a little on the low end and the corporate restrains when it comes to planned activities.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Louisville:
"Not For The Weak."
Pros: Ability to position yourself in helping others on items that truly matter.
Cons: Corporate greed affects our ability to enhance the business in employee relations.

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Columbia:
"Love HR."
Pros: I get to help bridge the gap between employees and management! I like being able to see both sides.
Cons: I haven't found much bad yet. It's difficult to deliver not so good news, but it must be done!

Human Resources (HR) Specialist in Brentwood:
"Being Successful In The Field Of Human Resources."
In order to be successful in the field of Human Resources you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees. Depending on your specific job you should be organized, available to your employees and be a critical thinker. Human Resources assists in setting the standard for the work environment.

Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 391 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$44,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 391 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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