As of 2014, Nevada saw a 3.7% increase in the number of jobs over the previous year according to Forbes. This trend has continued, and an analysis by TriNet indicated that Nevada continues to lead the country in job growth as of early 2015. Economists expect Nevada to continue to have high levels of job growth over the next several years.
Part of the reason for this growth is that 31 companies on the Inc. 5000 list have operations in Nevada, and as they continue to build their labor force, they help drive demand for the HR professionals that recruit, vet, and train new employees. Companies that had the highest new-hire growth levels over the previous three years included such powerhouses as Luxe Royale, FreeRateUpdate.com, AcquisitionsAndRenewals.com, and Trend Nation.
Nevada’s high rate of job growth, and along with the concentration of rapidly growing companies with operations in the state, help create an ideal environment for existing and up-and-coming HR professionals. A growing workforce bodes well for the recruiters, hiring managers, compensation managers, and training specialists that oversee the acquisition of new and existing employees. This high level of demand for skilled HR professionals helps to drive up the salaries that employees offer and makes Nevada a good state in which to find a job as a professional in this field.
Salary Statistics for Nevada’s HR Professionals
Not surprisingly, most HR professionals in Nevada are located in the Las Vegas-Paradise area. More than two-thirds of Nevada’s human resources specialists and 71.4% of its human resources managers were located in this area as of May 2014 according to the US Department of Labor.
HR positions pay well in Nevada. The 770 human resources managers in the state earned an average salary of $102,000 a year as of May 2014 with those in the 90th percentile earning an average of $152,700.
More than 3.5 times as many human resource specialists than HR managers were employed in Nevada as of May 2014. Their average salary was $53,510 with those in the 90th percentile earning more than $82,000 a year on average.
HR specialist positions are coveted, since a US News and World Report analysis named it as the 11th most desirable business job in the US.
Human Resource Manager Salaries in Nevada
According to a May 2014 analysis conducted by the US Department of Labor, human resources managers in Nevada were well paid in both metropolitan and rural areas of the state.
HR managers in the Las Vegas-Paradise area and the nonmetropolitan areas of Nevada earned higher salaries than the state’s overall average:
Salaries for Human Resources Specialists in Nevada
Human resources specialists in the nonmetropolitan areas of Nevada were exceptionally well paid, earning an average salary that was 17.6% higher than that for the state as a whole (US Department of Labor, 2014):
Human Resources Assistant Salaries in Nevada
The US Department of Labor indicated that human resources assistants in the nonmetropolitan area of Nevada had the highest average salary in the state for their occupational classification as of May 2014. In fact, they earned the highest average salary in the country among HR assistants employed in rural areas: