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Human Resource Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$52,000
$36,000
$52,000
$74,000
Human resource specialists in the United States make an average salary of $52,053 per year or $25.03 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Virginia, Maryland, Washington, Hawaii, and New Jersey provide the highest human resource specialist salaries.
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Map of Human Resource Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Human Resource Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Human Resource Specialist Salary By Location

While a human resource specialist can average a salary of $52,053 per year, or $25.03 per hour, there are many opportunities for human resource specialists to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $73,025 per year. Other high-paying locations include Alexandria, VA, Baltimore, MD and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $47,000. The highest paying states for human resource specialists include Virginia, Maryland and Washington. Meanwhile, Alabama, Arizona, and Tennessee offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$73,025
$73k
Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
$61,951
$62k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$60,923
$61k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$59,674
$60k
Urban Honolulu, HI
Urban Honolulu, HI
$59,034
$59k
Edison, NJ
Edison, NJ
$58,330
$58k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$54,860
$55k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$54,718
$55k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$54,128
$54k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$53,627
$54k

High Paying Human Resource Specialist Jobs

Average Human Resource Specialist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a human resource specialist, being employed by a company such as Aurora Medical Group or Boston Medical Center would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Google and Emory Healthcare also report highly competitive salaries for human resource specialists.

Company
Average Salary
$114,158
$114k
$110,355
$110k
$107,806
$108k
$103,333
$103k

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Human Resource Specialist Salary History

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    Average Human Resource Specialist Pay By Industry

    The salary for a human resource specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for human resource specialists tend to be found in health care, technology, and government companies. In fact, human resource specialists can make a yearly salary of $60,789 while working for health care companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $60,789
    $61k
    Technology
    Technology
    $52,768
    $53k
    Government
    Government
    $52,325
    $52k
    Finance
    Finance
    $51,334
    $51k
    Professional
    Professional
    $50,720
    $51k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $48,084
    $48k
    Retail
    Retail
    $47,373
    $47k

    Human Resource Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a human resource specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Human Resources Specialist
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    Bluffton, SC
    Bluffton, SC
    10/31/2020
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    $48,878
    $48,878
    10/31/2020
    State of Illinois
    State of Illinois
    Human Resources Specialist
    Human Resources Specialist
    Human Resources Specialist
    Springfield, IL
    Springfield, IL
    10/30/2020
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    $61,200
    $61,200
    10/30/2020
    Human Resources Specialist 2
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    Saint Cloud, MN
    Saint Cloud, MN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $46,938
    $46,938
    10/30/2020
    Human Resources Professional 2
    Human Resources Professional 2
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines, IA
    10/30/2020
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    $53,144
    $53,144
    10/30/2020
    Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
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    Whitehall, OH
    Whitehall, OH
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $72,030
    $72,030
    10/30/2020
    Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
    Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
    New Cumberland, PA
    New Cumberland, PA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $72,030
    $72,030
    10/30/2020
    HR Operations Specialist-Northern Essex Community College
    HR Operations Specialist-Northern Essex Community College
    Haverhill, MA
    Haverhill, MA
    10/30/2020
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    $45,000
    $45,000
    10/30/2020
    Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
    Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
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    Grand Prairie, TX
    Grand Prairie, TX
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $108,170
    $108,170
    10/30/2020
    Aventure Staffing
    Aventure Staffing
    Human Resources Specialist
    Human Resources Specialist
    Human Resources Specialist
    Sioux City, IA
    Sioux City, IA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $33,392
    $33,392
    10/30/2020
    Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
    Human Resources Specialist (Employee Relations/Labor Relations)
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $72,030
    $72,030
    10/30/2020