Human Resources Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$35,000
$27,000
$35,000
$44,000
Human resources assistants in the United States make an average salary of $35,075 per year or $16.86 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Rhode Island provide the highest human resources assistant salaries.
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Map of Human Resources Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Human Resources Assistant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a human resources assistant is roughly $35,075 per year, which boils down to $16.86 per hour. Interestingly enough, human resources assistants have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $45,199 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $31,000. Additionally, human resources assistants make more than the average salary in Baltimore, MD, Virginia Beach, VA, Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, and New York, NY. On a more broad level, human resources assistant salaries are highest in Alaska, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. On the contrary, Nebraska, Michigan, and Florida offer the lowest human resources assistant salaries.

Average Human Resources Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a human resources assistant, working for Northrop Grumman or Dechert might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Credit Suisse and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center report highly competitive salaries for human resources assistants.

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Average Human Resources Assistant Pay By Industry

The salary for a human resources assistant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for human resources assistants tend to be found in government, finance, and health care companies. In fact, human resources assistants can make a yearly salary of $42,841 while working for government companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$42,841
$43k
Finance
Finance
$36,064
$36k
Health Care
Health Care
$35,981
$36k
Professional
Professional
$34,800
$35k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$34,030
$34k
Retail
Retail
$33,521
$34k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$33,098
$33k

Human Resources Assistant Salary History

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Human Resources Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a human resources assistant 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.

Recently Added Human Resources Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Chevron Federal Credit Union
Chevron Federal Credit Union
HR Assistant (Temporary)
HR Assistant (Temporary)
HR Assistant (Temporary)
Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$51,152
$51,152
07/30/2020
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Assistant
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$34,916
$34,916
07/29/2020
Aerotek
Aerotek
HR Assistant's (Case Management/Loa) *Remote
HR Assistant's (Case Management/Loa) *Remote
HR Assistant's (Case Management/Loa) *Remote
Fresno, CA
Fresno, CA
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$41,740
$41,740
07/29/2020
Robert Half
Robert Half
Human Resources (HR) Assistant
Human Resources (HR) Assistant
Human Resources (HR) Assistant
Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$41,740
$41,740
07/28/2020
HR Assistant
HR Assistant
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/27/2020
Aerotek
Aerotek
Work From Home, HR Assistant (Claims Processor)
Work From Home, HR Assistant (Claims Processor)
Work From Home, HR Assistant (Claims Processor)
Miami, FL
Miami, FL
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$43,827
$43,827
07/25/2020
IOSM Inc.
IOSM Inc.
Human Resources Assistant/Walnut Creek Concord Pleasant Hill Area//Join OUR Team
Human Resources Assistant/Walnut Creek Concord Pleasant Hill Area//Join OUR Team
Human Resources Assistant/Walnut Creek Concord Pleasant Hill Area//Join OUR Team
07/25/2020
07/25/2020
$39,653
$39,653
07/25/2020
Aerotek
Aerotek
HR Assistant III Fully Remote
HR Assistant III Fully Remote
HR Assistant III Fully Remote
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$43,827
$43,827
07/24/2020
Ia Western Comm College
Ia Western Comm College
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Assistant
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$25,044
$25,044
07/24/2020
Human Resources Assistant
Human Resources Assistant
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$48,001
$48,001
07/23/2020