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HR Salary in Idaho

Jobseekers interested in breaking into the expanding world of human resources will find high growth opportunities in Idaho. In fact, the United States Department of labor has identified human resources managers among Idaho’s top fifty fastest growing occupational classifications. Yet, managers are not the only HR professionals that are benefiting from an optimistic employment outlook.

Between 2012 and 2022, the federal government anticipates that many human resource occupations in Idaho will experience higher-than-average employment growth rates, for example:

  • The number of employed human resources managers will rise by 16%, which is 3% higher than the national average
  • The number of employed human resources specialists will increase by 11%, which is 3% higher than the national average
  • The number of human resources assistants will grow by 4%, which is 5% higher than the national average
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Average Pay Ranges for HR Professions in Idaho

According to the United States Department of Labor, a major factor impacting the salary earning potential of human resources professionals in Idaho is the amount of previous work experience that an employee has in the HR field. For example, here are the average pay ranges for HR professionals by varying experience levels in Idaho as of 2014:

Human resources managers

  • Entry-Level: $47,800/yr. or $22.97/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $78,500/yr. or $37.74/hr.
  • Experienced: $131,200/yr. or $63.10/hr.

Human resources specialists

  • Entry Level: $28,700/yr. or $13.82/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $48,300/yr. or $23.24/hr.
  • Experienced: $84,700/yr. or $40.73/hr.

Human resources assistants

  • Entry Level: $25,600/yr. or $12.31/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $35,800/yr. or $17.20/hr.
  • Experienced: $47,400/yr. or $22.78/hr.

Along with acquiring several years of work experience, HR workers can qualify for the managerial jobs that lead to high-end salaries by earning an MBA in Human Resources management and getting certified by a nationally recognized certifying body like the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) or the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Human Resources Manager Salaries in Idaho

Occupational research led by the United States Department of Labor found that human resources managers in Idaho earned an average annual salary of $87,060 and an average hourly wage of $41.86 in 2014. Yet, human resources managers working in the Boise City-Nampa area received a higher average annual salary of $93,100 that year:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boise City-Nampa ID
310
93100
Coeur dAlene ID
50
83220
Idaho Falls ID
30
81260
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
30
75340
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
70
80050

Human Resources Specialist Salaries in Idaho

In 2014, the United States Department of Labor released pay reports showing that human resources specialists in Idaho earned an average annual salary of $54,350 and an average hourly wage of $26.13. However, human resources specialists that were employed in the nonmetropolitan area of East Idaho were paid a much higher average annual salary of $65,540:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boise City-Nampa ID
790
56850
Coeur dAlene ID
130
43360
Idaho Falls ID
140
41900
Lewiston ID-WA
50
56100
Pocatello ID
70
43830
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area
100
62730
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
150
54020
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
90
65540

Human Resources Assistant Salaries in Idaho

Salary figures published by the United States Department of Labor conclude that human resources assistants in Idaho earned an average annual salary of $36,210 and an average hourly wage of $17.41 in 2014. Human resources assistants working in the Boise City-Nampa area earned a slightly higher average annual salary of $36,750, while those employed in the nonmetropolitan area of East Idaho earned a lower average annual salary of $33,500:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boise City-Nampa ID
210
36750
Coeur dAlene ID
60
35720
Lewiston ID-WA
30
35160
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
50
34360
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
40
33500

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