Human Resources Generalist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$39,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$70,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Massachusetts
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a human resources generalist make?
Human Resources Generalists in America make an average salary of $52,925 per year or $25.45 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $70,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 per year. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Human Resources Generalists. Massachusetts, Alaska, Maine, Virginia, and New York are some of the states with the best Human Resources Generalist salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 3.3 years.

Average Human Resources Generalist Salary By Location

Human Resources Generalists in the United States of America make on average $52,925 a year or $25.45 per hour. The top city when it comes to Human Resources Generalist salaries is Washington, DC at $63,466 per year. The Washington, DC average entry-level salary for Human Resources Generalists is $43,000. Massachusetts, Alaska, Maine, Virginia, and New York are the highest paying states. Arizona, Indiana, Hawaii, Tennessee, and Oklahoma are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Human Resources Generalist Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Human Resources Generalist Salary By Company

Human Resources Generalists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Human Resources Generalists are Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. Microsoft and BNP Paribas are the best paying companies for Human Resources Generalists. Also, companies like HP and Citi pay their Human Resources Generalists very well.

Average Human Resources Generalist Pay By Industry

Wages for Human Resources Generalists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Energy companies, Health Care companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Human Resources Generalists. Energy companies pay Human Resources Generalists an average salary of $55,803, Health Care companies pay $55,563, and Technology companys come in at $55,318. The average salary for Human Resources Generalists in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $43,995.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$55,803
$56k
Health Care
Health Care
$55,563
$56k
Technology
Technology
$55,318
$55k
Finance
Finance
$54,997
$55k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$53,904
$54k
Automotive
Automotive
$53,508
$54k
Retail
Retail
$52,804
$53k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$49,712
$50k
Professional
Professional
$43,995
$44k

Human Resources Generalist Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Human Resources Generalist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Human Resources Generalist can range from $29,512 to $52,609 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.

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