Jobseekers interested in breaking into the expanding world of human resources will find high growth opportunities in Idaho. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 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.
Human Resources Management Salaries in Idaho
Positive job growth projections through 2026 for HR management professionals speak to the vitality of Idaho’s HR field. For example, the number of HR managers here is projected to increase by 15.4 percent between 2016 and 2026, which is significantly more than the national projected growth rate of 9 percent for this profession.
A closer look at the salaries for HR management professionals in Idaho’s largest metro areas of Coeur d’Alene and Boise City is available through the following tables:
The top earning HR management professionals in Idaho’s largest metro regions are Coeur d’Alene’s HR managers, who earn a median salary of $86,200, which is about $8,000 more than the state median.
HR managers in Boise City earn a median salary of $82,340, just slightly behind Coeur d’Alene’s median salary of $86,200 for these professionals and about $4,000 more than the state median.
Human Resources Specialist and Assistant Salaries in Idaho
The annual median salaries for Idaho’s HR specialists are largely consistent, with most posting salaries in the mid $50,000s.
More information on salaries for Idaho’s HR specialists and assistants can be found in the following tables:
The top earners at the 90th percentile among Coeur d’Alene’s HR assistants and specialists are HR specialists, at $79,540, followed closely by training and development specialists, at $78,690.
HR specialists are the top earners in Boise City, posting a median salary of $57,150. HR assistants in Boise City also earn a slightly higher median salary than their counterparts in Coeur d’Alene—$40,940 vs. $34,630.
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_id.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.
Job growth projections sourced from the Idaho Department of Labor and published in the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Long Term Occupational Projections (2016-2026) database – https://projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
All salary and job growth data accessed in September 2019.