HR Salary in Florida

Human resources jobs in Florida? Absolutely, and plenty of them, all thanks to a hot job market that has been growing steadily since 2011. In just one month – July to August 2019 – Florida added 22,500 jobs, solidifying the reputation of the state’s economy as a powerhouse. Case in point: Florida is home to some of the highest employment levels of HR professionals in the nation, including HR specialists, labor relations specialists, and HR assistants.

Human Resources Management Salaries in Florida

Earn a grad degree and experience in the field and you’ll find the pay for positions in executive, managerial, and supervisory roles to be particularly noteworthy. Some of the highest paying HR pros here include compensation and benefits managers, who earn a median salary of $106,590, and human resources managers, who earn a median salary of $95,030.

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A closer look at salaries among HR managers in Florida’s largest metro areas can be found in the following tables:

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

HR management professionals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area all enjoy average salaries that are well into the six figures. The top earners at the median level here are training and development managers, who earn $130,930, following closely by human resources managers, who earn $129,720.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Compensation and Benefits Managers
74820
123050
Human Resources Managers
67400
129720
Training and Development Managers
65800
130930

 

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

Human resources compensation and benefits managers in Orlando earn one of the highest median salaries in the state, at $110,850.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Compensation and Benefits Managers
93220
143000
Human Resources Managers
75270
134270
Training and Development Managers
58310
101090

 

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

The highest earners in the Tampa metro area are compensation and benefits managers, who earn a median salary of $106,680.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Compensation and Benefits Managers
89350
121200
Human Resources Managers
77340
131940
Training and Development Managers
79670
120990

 

Human Resources Specialist and Assistant Salaries in Florida

Among Florida’s largest metro areas, Miami takes the lead when it comes to top salaries for HR specialists and assistants, in many cases. For example, labor relations specialists in Miami earn a median salary of $66,290, while in the Orlando metro area, the median salary is just $49,340, and in the Tampa metro area, it’s $61,830.

Additional salary information for HR specialists and assistants in Florida’s largest metro areas is found in the following tables:

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

Work as an HR specialist in the Miami metro area and, chances are, you’ll earn in the $50,000-$60,000 range at the median level. Labor relations specialist earn the most at the median level here, at $66,290.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Human Resources Specialists
41880
72240
Labor Relations Specialists
43250
96860
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
40200
69770
Training and Development Specialists
40060
75890
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
32790
48570

 

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

The top earners in the Orlando metro area (those in the 90th percentile) are labor relations specialists, who earn an average salary of $120,040. Human resources specialists in the 90th percentile also earn six figures, with an average salary of $100,090.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Human Resources Specialists
40370
72860
Labor Relations Specialists
21940
81060
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
34390
55370
Training and Development Specialists
37000
72900
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
29840
40440

 

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Labor relations specialists in the Tampa metro area, like their counterparts in Florida’s other largest metro areas, earn some of the highest salaries. These professionals earn a median salary of $61,830 and a top (90th percentile) salary of $125,530.

Occupation
Annual 25th percentile wage
Annual 75th percentile wage
Human Resources Specialists
43820
73280
Labor Relations Specialists
41750
111200
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
43510
71820
Training and Development Specialists
35300
70800
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
28820
42010

 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2018 for human resources managers, specialists, and assistants – https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_fl.htm#11-9111. The BLS salary data shown here represents median – 90th percentile salary ranges for the state and its MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. 

All salary data accessed in September 2019.

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