Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salary

For Human Resources Information Systems Analysts, yearly average wages total $64K annually. Total cash compensation to Human Resources Information Systems Analysts ranges from $46K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. For the most part, Human Resources Information Systems Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,485 - $90,443
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$18.29 - $37.52
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$0$91K
Salary $48,485 - $90,443
Bonus $1,163 - $10,494
Profit Sharing $989 - $8,500
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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$46,427 - $91,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 872
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $18.29 - $37.52
Overtime $23.80 - $46.52
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $1,163 - $10,494
Profit Sharing $989 - $8,500
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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$46,427 - $91,559
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 134

Job Description for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

A human resource information systems (HRIS) analyst is a technical professional who is responsible for the digital human resource network that a business runs. The HRIS analyst is involved with the system at all levels. First and foremost, they are responsible for maintaining the integrity and reliability of the digital human resource system. The HRIS analyst is also involved in designing new features and configurations for the system; after developing a new design, the HRIS analyst then implements the design and configuration changes. The HRIS analyst often uses standard testing methodologies to evaluate the performance of the system; upon successful testing, the HRIS analyst then applies the updates across the whole network.

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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Tasks

  • Plan and develop analyses, reports, and presentations.
  • May act as administrator to create security model based on functional responsibilities and configure HR system to enforce the security access to data.
  • Assist in the design, development and modification of HRIS to suit organizational needs.
  • Analyze, maintain and troubleshoot human resource information systems and other human resources computer applications and systems.
  • Train employees on system usage.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)


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Human Resources Information Systems Analysts who move on to become Human Resources Information Systems Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Human Resources Information Systems Managers get paid an average of $83K per year.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Information Systems Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in SQL, SAP Human Resources, PeopleSoft HRMS, and Workday Software are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Oracle, and Database Management & Reporting. Those educated in Human Resources Information System tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 578 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 201 salaries. A Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,435

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

Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Human Resources Information Systems Analysts in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Information Systems Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Workers in Pittsburgh and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)?

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Indianapolis:
"Stress level is lower, customer service."
Pros: Love working with the people in this company. Very challenging and rewarding job.
Cons:

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Cincinnati:
"Interesting."
Pros: I gain a sense of satisfaction for building complex reports that provide accurate data. I also enjoy troubleshooting problems with existing reports and working with individuals to provide the information that they are looking for. There is not a lot of management over what I do and the work load comes and goes depending on business cycles and times of the fiscal year.
Cons: Like most things in life, not many people notice when you are doing things right but the world will come crashing down if you do not provide somebody exactly what they thought they were asking for. Most of the issues I have with incorrect reports stem from the requester not knowing how to ask for what they want to see or they do not know what information reporting can provide.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Dallas:
Pros: I love the team I work with and the autonomy I have in my own growth. I got to learn VBA because I saw room for improvement.
Cons: The commute and the distance from where I spend my time outside of work.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in San Diego:
"Hris analyst I."
Pros: Systems improvement. Process and improvement.
Cons: Tedious. Boring day to day work in troubleshooting. Slow.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Bolingbrook:
"Stress, flexible schedule, and limited autonomy."
Pros: Flexible schedule, interesting work.
Cons: Limited autonomy, high stress, and not learning as much as I'd like.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Charlotte:
"Work Flexibility and Training."
Pros: Great manager, flexible time off.
Cons: Not technical enough, reactive instead of proactive environment.

Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) in Costa Mesa:
"A typical day."
Pros: The team that I work with is great!
Cons: The role can be very monotonous at times due to database and system management.

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Key Stats for Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries

▲35%

▲21%

▲6%

National Average
$63,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Human Resources Information Systems Analyst (HRIS) Salaries

SQL
▲10%






Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%


National Average
$63,000





▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 9%