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How Much Does a Human Resources Clerk Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$31,000
$23,000
$31,000
$41,000
The average human resources clerk makes about $31,086 per year. That's $14.95 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $23,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $41,000. Many of human resources clerks seem to be drawn to retail and hospitality companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case human resources clerks tend to work at health care, retail, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Connecticut and Virginia pay human resources clerks the highest salaries.
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Where Human Resources Clerks Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where human resources clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Human Resources Clerks Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Connecticut and Virginia, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for human resources clerks. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Ohio, Florida, and South Dakota.
City
Average Salary

Fairbanks, AK

Salary Range39k - 45k$43k$42,506

Seattle, WA

Salary Range31k - 44k$37k$37,276

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range27k - 44k$35k$35,065

Greeley, CO

Salary Range28k - 40k$34k$34,393

San Jose, CA

Salary Range28k - 40k$34k$33,947

Salem, OR

Salary Range26k - 37k$32k$31,674

Huntington, WV

Salary Range25k - 38k$31k$31,015

Southaven, MS

Salary Range25k - 37k$31k$30,875

Grand Rapids, MI

Salary Range24k - 37k$30k$30,099

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range24k - 36k$30k$30,012
$20k
$45k

High Paying Human Resources Clerk Jobs

Which Companies Pay Human Resources Clerks The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Universal Health Services and LifePoint Health as they offer the highest salaries for human resources clerks.
Company
Average Salary
Universal Health Services
Salary Range34k - 46k$40k$39,803
LifePoint Health
Salary Range34k - 46k$40k$39,758
Select Energy Services
Salary Range34k - 44k$39k$39,101
Eclipse Advantage
Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$38,237
American River College...
Salary Range33k - 43k$38k$37,991
Faneuil
Salary Range32k - 42k$37k$36,998
Sinai Health System
Salary Range33k - 39k$37k$36,709
Ascension
Salary Range33k - 40k$37k$36,602
Bruce Transportation Group
Salary Range33k - 37k$36k$35,699
Alexian Brothers Health System
Salary Range30k - 40k$35k$35,426
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$46k

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    How Much Do Human Resources Clerks Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a human resources clerk can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for human resources clerks tend to be found in health care, retail, and manufacturing companies. In fact, human resources clerks can make a yearly salary of $35,727 while working for health care companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Health Care

    Salary Range31k - 40k$36k$35,727

    Retail

    Salary Range31k - 39k$35k$35,480

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range30k - 40k$35k$35,457

    Finance

    Salary Range29k - 39k$34k$34,023

    Professional

    Salary Range28k - 40k$34k$33,799

    Hospitality

    Salary Range27k - 34k$31k$30,919
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    How Experience Affects Human Resources Clerk Salaries

    The salary for a human resources clerk 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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