Human Resources Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$51,000
$33,000
$51,000
$79,000
Human resources associates in the United States make an average salary of $51,616 per year or $24.82 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $79,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, and Maine provide the highest human resources associate salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$64,753
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Map of Human Resources Associate Salaries

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Average Human Resources Associate Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a human resources associate is roughly $51,616 per year, which boils down to $24.82 per hour. Interestingly enough, human resources associates have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $70,185 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $43,000. Additionally, human resources associates make more than the average salary in New York, NY, Boston, MA, Edison, NJ, Silver Spring, MD, and San Francisco, CA. On a more broad level, human resources associate salaries are highest in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Iowa, Missouri, and Georgia offer the lowest human resources associate salaries.

Average Human Resources Associate Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a human resources associate, being employed by a company such as Dell or VMware would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Citi and JPMorgan Chase also report highly competitive salaries for human resources associates.

Company
Average Salary
$110,588
$111k
$104,907
$105k
$88,161
$88k
$79,346
$79k
$75,994
$76k

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Average Human Resources Associate Pay By Industry

Human resources associate salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with professional, health care, and finance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a human resources associate can make a yearly salary of $56,328 while working for professional companies. All the while, other human resources associates are making $54,707 at health care companies and $54,263 at finance companies. One industry human resources associates may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $42,147.

Industry
Average Salary
Professional
Professional
$56,328
$56k
Health Care
Health Care
$54,707
$55k
Finance
Finance
$54,263
$54k
Technology
Technology
$53,937
$54k
Insurance
Insurance
$53,562
$54k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$49,718
$50k
Retail
Retail
$47,859
$48k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$42,147
$42k

Human Resources Associate Salary History

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Human Resources Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a human resources associate 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 Associate Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
City of Bozeman
City of Bozeman
Human Resources Associate-Recruitment
Human Resources Associate-Recruitment
Human Resources Associate-Recruitment
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$50,753
$50,753
07/29/2020
Customer Support/HR Associate
Customer Support/HR Associate
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$41,000
$41,000
07/27/2020
Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson
Human Resources Associate
Human Resources Associate
Human Resources Associate
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$55,000
$55,000
07/24/2020
Bilingual Onboarding/HR Associate
Bilingual Onboarding/HR Associate
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$37,000
$37,000
07/23/2020
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Human Resources Associate-OPT 2
Human Resources Associate-OPT 2
Human Resources Associate-OPT 2
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$40,908
$40,908
07/17/2020
Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University
Compensation and Benefits Associate, Human Resources-Roger Williams University
Compensation and Benefits Associate, Human Resources-Roger Williams University
Compensation and Benefits Associate, Human Resources-Roger Williams University
07/10/2020
07/10/2020
$40,914
$40,914
07/10/2020
Francis Howell School District
Francis Howell School District
Human Resources Associate-Elementary
Human Resources Associate-Elementary
Human Resources Associate-Elementary
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$38,651
$38,651
06/24/2020
Staff Management | SMX
Staff Management | SMX
Human Resource Associate
Human Resource Associate
Human Resource Associate
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/23/2020
State of Illinois
State of Illinois
Human Resources Associate-OPT 1
Human Resources Associate-OPT 1
Human Resources Associate-OPT 1
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$39,768
$39,768
06/20/2020
Human Resources Associate
Human Resources Associate
05/21/2020
05/21/2020
$58,436
$58,436
05/21/2020