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HR Salary in Ohio

The number of jobs has been increasing in Ohio. Nationwide Insurance’s chief economist in Columbus was quoted in the Akron Beacon Journal in February 2015 as saying that he expects Ohio to add between 70,000 and 80,000 jobs during 2015. This bodes well for growth in Ohio during the next several years. Forbes reported in 2014 that Ohio was home to 45 of the 1,000 largest private and public companies in the U.S., including such stalwarts as Macy’s, Procter & Gamble, and Kroger.

With Ohio’s employment on the upswing and its high concentration of large corporations, companies are finding themselves in the enviable position of being able to grow their workforce. In an effort to seek out the best talent, they rely on HR professionals such as training specialists, HR managers, and other elite HR talent to ensure that they hire the best and brightest employees. This situation creates competition for top-flight HR talent and helps to drive salary increases for these professionals.

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HR Professional Salaries and Employment Levels in Ohio

One high-paying HR profession that was favorably rated by US News and World Report as a highly desirable business job is that of human resources specialists. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 17,080 of these professionals were employed in Ohio as of May 2014. Their average salary was $57,350 with those in the 90th percentile earning an average of $89,520.

Another desirable HR position in Ohio is that of human resources managers. Ohio is a good state to find this type of job, since it had the 5th highest employment level for HR managers in the country in 2014. The average salary for an HR manager in Ohio was $105,270, with those in the top 10% of their occupational category earning an average of $160,070 a year.

An additional 4,520 people worked as HR assistants in Ohio in May 2014. These professionals earned an average of $37,250 a year with those in the top 10% of their profession earning $49,470 a year on average.

Human Resources Manager Salaries Throughout Ohio

The US Department of Labor reported that human resources managers in Columbus had the highest average salary as of May 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
270
106480
Canton-Massillon OH
100
91350
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1100
111810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
850
107920
Columbus OH
980
112350
Dayton OH
260
96090
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
30
100470
Toledo OH
210
95650
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
110
91550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
160
93560
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
120
85740
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
50
74780
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
70
81650

Ohio Human Resources Specialist Salaries

Salary data from the US Department of Labor indicated that human resources specialists in Dayton had the highest average salary as of May 2014:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
910
55600
Canton-Massillon OH
340
57400
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
4140
57630
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
3360
58580
Columbus OH
4510
59880
Dayton OH
1200
61800
Lima OH
130
52790
Mansfield OH
90
50170
Sandusky OH
60
55490
Springfield OH
80
52110
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
70
58620
Toledo OH
820
50400
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
430
53010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
450
53860
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
500
49630
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
210
44630
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
290
53650

Salaries for Human Resources Assistants in Ohio

Human resources assistants in Columbus had the highest average salary of those in Ohio as of May 2014 according to data from the US Department of Labor. Those in the top 10% of their profession in the Canton and Cincinnati areas, and the nonmetropolitan area of West Northwestern Ohio earned more than $53,300 a year:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
240
36450
Canton-Massillon OH
110
35210
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
1110
38820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
960
38070
Columbus OH
840
39670
Dayton OH
340
37920
Lima OH
40
35580
Springfield OH
40
34530
Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV
60
37940
Toledo OH
260
35830
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
170
33760
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
170
36260
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
180
30760
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
70
30550
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
120
34770

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