Human Resource Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$36,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Aurora Medical Group
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Virginia
Average Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does a human resource specialist make?
As a Human Resource Specialist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $52,053 per year or $25.03 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $75,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $36,000 per year. Retail companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Virginia, Maryland, Washington, Hawaii, and New Jersey have the highest paying Human Resource Specialist jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 3.4 years.

Average Human Resource Specialist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Human Resource Specialist in the USA is $52,053 annually or $25.03 hourly. Washington, DC reports the highest Human Resource Specialist salaries at $73,025 per year. The average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $47,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Human Resource Specialist salaries are Virginia, Maryland, Washington, Hawaii, and New Jersey. On the other hand, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee, Nevada, and Florida report the lowest wages for Human Resource Specialists.

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 Company

There is good job security in Human Resource Specialist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Human Resource Specialists are in Retail companies and Professional companies. Companies like Aurora Medical Group or Boston Medical Center will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Google and Emory Healthcare report highly competitive salaries for Human Resource Specialists.
Company
Average Salary
$114,158
$114k
$110,355
$110k
$107,806
$108k
$103,333
$103k

Average Human Resource Specialist Pay By Industry

Wages for Human Resource Specialists can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Technology companies, and Government companies pay their Human Resource Specialists well. Health Care companies pay Human Resource Specialists an average salary of $58,821, Technology companies pay $54,542, and Government companys come in at $52,940. At $46,794, the average salary for Human Resource Specialists in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$58,821
$59k
Technology
Technology
$54,542
$55k
Government
Government
$52,940
$53k
Finance
Finance
$49,662
$50k
Professional
Professional
$49,555
$50k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$48,093
$48k
Retail
Retail
$46,794
$47k

Human Resource Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Human Resource Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Human Resource Specialist can range from $29,025 to $51,743 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

Recently Added Human Resource Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Indian Health Service
Human Resources Specialist (Classification)
04/27/2020
$64,009
Indian Health Service
Human Resources Specialist
04/27/2020
$44,806
United States Courts
Human Resources Specialist
04/26/2020
$48,449
United States Courts
Human Resources Specialist
04/26/2020
$50,655
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Human Resources Specialist (Employee Development Specialist)
04/26/2020
$59,959
Lead Human Resources Specialist
04/25/2020
$72,030
Lead Human Resources Specialist (Employee Benefits)
04/23/2020
$117,191
Human Resources Specialist
04/23/2020
$31,305
Human Resources Specialist IV-Oahu Community Correctional Center-Kalihi, Oahu
04/22/2020
$52,956
HR Specialist-Benefits
04/22/2020
$50,088
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