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Become A Human Resources Analyst

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Working As A Human Resources Analyst

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $72,188

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Analyst Do

A Human Resources Analyst is responsible for performing human resource administrative work and providing analysis of various human resource programs and initiatives. They collect and study information related to jobs, issues, and costs that affect their companies.

How To Become A Human Resources Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.


A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 


As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Real Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior HR Systems Analyst Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Dallas, TX May 16, 2016 $135,000
Senior HR Systems Analyst Lookout, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 25, 2016 $130,000
SR. Staff HR Analyst Anadarko Petroleum Corporation The Woodlands, TX Nov 26, 2015 $127,200
HR Systems Analyst Michael KORS USA, Inc. East Rutherford, NJ Dec 12, 2016 $125,000
SAP HR Analyst-Configurarator Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Elyria, OH Aug 29, 2016 $123,000
SR SAP HR & Payroll System Analyst Janus Management Holdings Corporation Denver, CO Sep 28, 2015 $120,000
Senior SAP HR and Payroll Systems Analyst Janus Management Holdings Corporation Denver, CO Sep 08, 2016 $117,500
Senior SAP HR Systems Analyst Direct Energy, LP Houston, TX Dec 21, 2015 $110,000
HR Applications & Reporting Analyst New York University Hospitals Center New York, NY Apr 30, 2015 $110,000
SAP HR Business Analyst Lam Research Corporation Fremont, CA Sep 03, 2016 $109,429 -
SR. SAP HR Analyst Advansoft Worldwide Inc. Arlington Heights, IL Jul 15, 2016 $107,000
SR HR Business Analyst Luminex Corporation Austin, TX Sep 06, 2015 $106,558
SR. SAP HR Analyst Advansoft Worldwide Inc. Arlington Heights, IL Jul 14, 2016 $106,101
HR Web Portal Application Analyst The Kroger Co. Cincinnati, OH Jan 09, 2016 $105,206
Human Capital Analyst Deloitte Consulting LLP New York, NY Aug 02, 2015 $71,531 -
Human Capital Analyst Deloitte Consulting LLP New York, NY Jul 21, 2015 $71,531 -
HR Analyst (Talent Acquisition) Urpan Technologies Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 16, 2016 $71,000
HR Analyst Carrier Corporation Farmington, CT Aug 28, 2015 $70,678 -
HR Analyst Carrier Corporation Farmington, CT Aug 26, 2015 $70,678 -
HR Analyst Carrier Corporation Farmington, CT Sep 23, 2015 $70,678 -
Human Resources Analyst Citibank, N.A. New York, NY Sep 03, 2015 $70,000
Human Capital Analyst Deloitte Consulting LLP Boston, MA Sep 17, 2015 $63,336 -
HR Strategic Project Analyst Greif, Inc. Delaware, OH Aug 23, 2016 $63,135
SAP HR Functional Analyst Renowned Corp New York, NY Sep 25, 2015 $63,086
Human Capital Analyst Deloitte Consulting LLP New York, NY Aug 03, 2015 $63,086 -

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Top Skills for A Human Resources Analyst


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Top Human Resources Analyst Skills

  1. Payroll
  2. Procedures
  3. Personnel Files
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyze, reconcile, and process over 200 weekly time sheets and other information while detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
  • Reviewed, updated and developed agency policies and procedures, quarterly in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain personnel files and ensure compliance with federal and state employment regulations, as well as company policies, and procedures.
  • Performed routine data audits on information contained within the HRIS application.
  • Verified checks issued balanced with Peoplesoft database.

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