$66,228
Avg. Salary
$25.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,986

Bonus

$2,796

Profit Sharing

$9,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $25.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist is $66,228 per year.

10%
$17.88
10%
$25.26
50%
$36.83
90%
90%
MEDIAN $25.26
10%
$51k
10%
$66k
50%
$87k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $66,228
$50,624 - $86,509
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$66K
$87K
MEDIAN: $66,228
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$17.88 - $36.83
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$0$89K
Salary $50,624 - $86,509
Bonus $882 - $9,895
Profit Sharing $397 - $7,751
Commission $9,000
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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$49,915 - $89,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,799
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $17.88 - $36.83
Hourly Tips $0.12
Overtime $23.64 - $48.14
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $882 - $9,895
Commission $9,000
Profit Sharing $397 - $7,751
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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$49,915 - $89,569
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 257

Job Description for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist

The role of human resources is one that many people will have encountered in just about any job, but there are multiple facets of a human resources department that help it run smoothly. Arguably, one of the most important roles in the department is the human resources generalist. The generalists try to maintain a steady flow of information and help between all workers, from the top to the bottom. This position primarily exists so that the role of human resources can fulfill its purpose as an efficiency regulator and interpersonal management resource.

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Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Tasks
  • Acts as liaison between employee and management to answer questions or concerns regarding company policies, practices and regulations.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data, and make recommendations for changes to management.
  • Design and execute human resources policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate human resources generalists and guide all recruiting and employee relations processes.
  • Administer employee compensation, training and benefit programs.

Common Career Paths for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist


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Senior Human Resources Generalists may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Human Resources, where median compensation is $138K annually. Going from Senior Human Resources Generalist to Human Resources Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Human Resources Managers is $59K. Many others choose to work as Human Resources Directors, where pay is typically $80K.

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Popular Skills for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Organizational Development, Employee Relations, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, ADP Payroll System, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Benefits & Compensation tend to be well versed in Benefits Administration and Recruiting.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Pay by Experience for a Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 361 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 779 salaries. An experienced Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 819 salaries. A Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 219 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,693

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

For Senior Human Resources Generalists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Human Resources Generalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+17 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Irvine (+10 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 574 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$67,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 574 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 9%