Personnel Specialist Salary

Median pay for Personnel Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (82 percent) of Personnel Specialists who took the survey are female. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,000 - $58,858
$28K
$47K
$59K
MEDIAN: $47,381
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50%
90%

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$13.50 - $25.16
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.13
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50%
90%

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$0$59K
Salary $28,000 - $58,858
Bonus $2,850
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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$28,247 - $59,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.50 - $25.16
Overtime $42.30
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $2,850
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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$28,247 - $59,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Personnel Specialist

A person wishing to enjoy a career in the field of human resources might find themselves very well suited to be a personnel specialist. For some, it ends up being their long-term career, while it's a stepping stone to higher positions in a similar field for others. Generally, a bachelor's degree in field related to human resources is required to fill the position, though experience and other factors play a role in the hiring process. This person typically keeps standard daytime office hour jobs.

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Personnel Specialist Tasks

  • Supports HR activities and programs; such as staffing, compensation, benefits, training and safety.
  • Answer employee questions about human resources policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates projects and implements employee compensation, training and benefit programs; including communications.
  • Participates in developing new policies, procedures and programs.

Common Career Paths for Personnel Specialist


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Personnel Specialists who go on to become Human Resources Generalists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Human Resources Generalist, an upper-level role, pays $48K.

Personnel Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Personnel Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Personnel Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Personnel Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personnel Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Personnel Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 19 salaries. A Personnel Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Personnel Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Personnel Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼11%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 12%