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Human Resources Generalist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$52,000
$39,000
$52,000
$70,000
Human resources generalists in the United States make an average salary of $52,925 per year or $25.45 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $70,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Alaska, Maine, Virginia, and New York provide the highest human resources generalist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$59,346
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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 Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Alaska and Maine, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for human resources generalists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arizona, Indiana, and Hawaii.

City
Average Salary
Manassas, VA
Manassas, VA
$57,426
$57k
Piscataway, NJ
Piscataway, NJ
$55,774
$56k

High Paying Human Resources Generalist Jobs

Average Human Resources Generalist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a human resources generalist, working for Microsoft or BNP Paribas might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like HP and Citi report highly competitive salaries for human resources generalists.

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Human Resources Generalist Salary History

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    Average Human Resources Generalist Pay By Industry

    The salary for a human resources generalist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for human resources generalists tend to be found in health care, automotive, and technology companies. In fact, human resources generalists can make a yearly salary of $56,519 while working for health care companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $56,519
    $57k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $55,491
    $55k
    Technology
    Technology
    $55,447
    $55k
    Finance
    Finance
    $54,682
    $55k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $53,589
    $54k
    Retail
    Retail
    $52,186
    $52k
    Professional
    Professional
    $50,119
    $50k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $49,943
    $50k
    Energy
    Energy
    $42,384
    $42k

    Human Resources Generalist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a human resources generalist 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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    $59,000
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    $44,496
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    Sacramento, CA
    Sacramento, CA
    10/29/2020
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    $59,000
    $59,000
    10/29/2020
    Bloomington, Mn Public Schools
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    Human Resource Generalist
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    Bloomington, MN
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    $54,780
    $54,780
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    $57,000
    $57,000
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    Louisville, KY
    Louisville, KY
    10/29/2020
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    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/29/2020
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    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $45,914
    $45,914
    10/29/2020
    Luttrell Staffing Group
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    HR Generalist
    HR Generalist
    Dublin, VA
    Dublin, VA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/28/2020
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    Grove City, OH
    Grove City, OH
    10/28/2020
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    $49,566
    $49,566
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