HR Salary in Mississippi

Salaries in Mississippi in the human resources field are strong and competitive across the board. When compared to national averages, salaries here often fall short, but this is expected due to the state’s low cost of living. For aspiring and practicing HR managers, specialists, and assistants in Mississippi, job prospects remain strong, thanks to a growing economy and plenty of rising industries like auto manufacturing, tech services, and casinos.

Human Resources Management Salaries in Mississippi

Careers in human resources management are reserved for those who have achieved a high level of skill and expertise, usually through an advanced level of education and/or experience. Most human resources management professionals hold a Master of Human Resources or similar degree, and many also possess one or more of industry designations through certification bodies like the SHRM.

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Grand Canyon University
M.B.A. in Strategic Human Resource Management
Pepperdine
Online master's in HR. Aligns with SHRM requirements - No GRE/GMAT required
Purdue University Global
Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources
Rasmussen College
Online Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Associate's/Bachelor's
Capella University
100% online DBA, PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Human Resources Management
Southern New Hampshire University
MS and BS in Human Resource Management
Benedictine University
Online Bachelor of Arts in Management in Human Resources Management
University of Scranton's
Online Master of Science in Human Resources Program
Saint Joseph's University
MS in Strategic Human Resource Management Program

The highest earners among Mississippi’s HR management professionals are training and development managers, who earn a median salary of $83,150, following closely by human resources managers, who earn a median salary of $83,000.

A closer look at what these professionals are earning in Mississippi’s largest metro areas of Jackson and Gulfport is found in the following tables:

Jackson

Jackson’s human resources managers are among the highest paid in the state, earning a median salary of $90,160, which is about $7,000 more than the national median salary and about $17,000 more than their counterparts in the Gulfport metro area.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Managers
250
43.35
Training and Development Managers
80
38.19

 

Gulfport

HR managers in the Gulfport metro area earn a median salary of $73,290 and a top (90th percentile) salary of $146,880.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Managers
190
35.24

 

Human Resources Specialist and Assistant Salaries in Mississippi

The highest earners among human resources specialist and assistant professions in Mississippi are labor relations specialists, who earn a median salary of $64,120, which is about $1,000 more than the national median salary for this profession.

More information on what specialists and assistants in HR earn in Mississippi’s largest metro areas of Jackson and Gulfport can be found in the following tables:

Jackson

The top earners in the Jackson metro area among HR specialists and assistants are labor relations specialists, who earn a median salary of $71,160, which is about $7,000 more than the state median salary and about $1,000 more than the national median salary for this profession.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Specialists
870
22.87
Labor Relations Specialists
140
34.21
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
190
21.66
Training and Development Specialists
530
26.21
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
180
18.56

 

Gulfport

Human resources specialists earned the highest median salary among Gulfport’s HR specialists and assistants, at $61,230, which is nearly $14,000 more than the state average for this profession.

Occupation
Employment
Hourly median wage
Human Resources Specialists
500
29.44
Labor Relations Specialists
30
21.17
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
180
18.20

 

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_ms.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 and job growth data accessed in September 2019.

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