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

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$69,000
$51,000
$69,000
$93,000
The average senior human resources generalist makes about $69,066 per year. That's $33.2 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $51,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $93,000. Many of senior human resources generalists seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior human resources generalists tend to work at technology, energy, and health care 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 New York, Vermont and New Jersey pay senior human resources generalists the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Human Resources Generalists Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Senior Human Resources Generalists Earn In Different Cities?

While a senior human resources generalist can average a salary of $69,066 per year, or $33.2 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior human resources generalists to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $99,474 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA and Newark, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $60,000. The highest paying states for senior human resources generalists include New York, Vermont and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Arizona, Hawaii, and Utah offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

New York, NY

Salary Range76k - 129k$99k$99,474

Washington, DC

Salary Range66k - 111k$86k$86,382

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range64k - 109k$84k$84,073

Newark, NJ

Salary Range61k - 105k$81k$80,658

Newark, DE

Salary Range58k - 97k$76k$75,542

Allentown, PA

Salary Range57k - 97k$75k$74,998

Arlington, VA

Salary Range57k - 96k$75k$74,597

Alpharetta, GA

Salary Range56k - 98k$74k$74,410

Englewood, CO

Salary Range58k - 90k$73k$72,689

Rockville, MD

Salary Range55k - 93k$72k$72,113
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High Paying Senior Human Resources Generalist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Human Resources Generalists The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior human resources generalist, working for Walmart or Agilent Technologies might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like SPX and Alameda Alliance for Health report highly competitive salaries for senior human resources generalists.
Company
Average Salary
Walmart
Salary Range101k - 121k$111k$110,894
Agilent Technologies
Salary Range87k - 112k$99k$99,303
SPX
Salary Range87k - 103k$95k$95,282
Alameda Alliance for Health
Salary Range86k - 102k$94k$94,012
iRobot
Salary Range82k - 99k$91k$90,725
Materion
Salary Range74k - 93k$83k$83,300
OSI Systems
Salary Range73k - 91k$82k$82,119
Worthington Industries
Salary Range73k - 91k$82k$81,824
Meritor
Salary Range74k - 90k$82k$81,757
Steris PLC
Salary Range73k - 91k$82k$81,606
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    How Much Do Senior Human Resources Generalists Make In Different Industries?

    Senior human resources generalist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, energy, and health care companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a senior human resources generalist can make a yearly salary of $80,351 while working for technology companies. All the while, other senior human resources generalists are making $77,273 at energy companies and $76,377 at health care companies. One industry senior human resources generalists may want to avoid is the finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $72,516.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range70k - 91k$80k$80,351

    Energy

    Salary Range68k - 86k$77k$77,273

    Health Care

    Salary Range67k - 86k$76k$76,377

    Automotive

    Salary Range68k - 84k$76k$76,263

    Professional

    Salary Range62k - 86k$73k$73,210

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range63k - 83k$73k$72,834

    Finance

    Salary Range63k - 83k$73k$72,516
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