Human Resource Salary

In the last couple of decades, we’ve seen human resources do an about-face as the profession changed course from one that kept the books and kept track of payroll and employee benefits (many of these tasks are now outsourced) to one whose efforts are now focused on bigger picture approaches to business strategies, talent management, and leadership development. The ‘war for talent’ became the go-to phrase in HR offices as businesses began realizing that an enterprise’s success hinges on the talent in their ranks more than any other single factor.

And in our nation’s strong and expanding economy where businesses and corporations were taking off and global operations became standard, talent management was the name of the game. And then came 2020!

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With the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of the things we thought we knew about HR management was effectively turned on its head. Layoffs, downsizing, furloughs and, in many cases, a complete shutdown of operations as businesses shuttered their doors while we all sheltered in place and the world came to terms with a new sobering reality.

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Even as the country began opening up, things were anything but normal, and soon HR departments were struggling to navigate a whole new crop of human resource issues like crisis plans, remote work, emergency pay leave, quarantined workers, coronavirus liability-related matters…and the list goes on.

Today very little is what it used to be, the workplace is nearly unrecognizable, and companies and organizations are once again turning to their trusted HR teams to create and institute policies that create a clear path forward in the face of COVID-19.

The moral of this story is that now, more than ever, HR management teams are vital to the success of a company. Educated, trained, and highly skilled HRM professionals who can create a new roadmap for the workforces they manage and deftly handle issues related to safety, compliance, liability, and much, much more – all the while remaining perched precariously on the edge of their chairs in anticipation of what comes next – are simply invaluable to the organizations they work for.

Businesses need top HR talent, and they need it now. Qualifications for today’s HR managers and specialists are higher and stricter than ever, and their salaries reflect their level of expertise.

Keep reading for a breakdown of which HR professionals are earning the highest salaries and where they’re earning them and what qualifications you’ll need to qualify for top pay in this industry:

 


Human Resource Salary Statistics

Salaries for Human Resources Managers

Salaries for Human Resources Specialists

Beyond the Salary: Benefits of Today’s HR Professionals

Salaries for Human Resources Managers, by State

Salaries for Human Resources Specialists, by State

Salaries for Labor Relations Specialists, by State

Salaries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, by State


 

Human Resource Salary Statistics

Managers, analysts, and directors are the top dogs in human resources. In smaller firms and companies, they’re overseeing an entire HR department, while in larger corporations, they come with a skillset that allows them to assume specialized roles in labor relations, benefits, and talent acquisition, to name just a few.

Expect to have experience in the field, a master’s degree in human resource management (where you’ll have an opportunity to specialize), and professional certification showcased on your resume if you want to rise to these senior- and executive-level HR positions.

But there’s a nice reward for earning these top-level qualifications in the form of top salaries – many often exceeding six figures.

According to the TBG (an executive search, recruitment, and consulting firm) 2020 Salary Guide, outlined the average national salary ranges for mid-level and senior-level human resources professionals in analyst, manager, and director positions:

 

PositionMid-LevelSenior-Level
Benefits Analyst$60,803 – $72,042$69,959 – $82,890
Benefits Director$124,475-$174,508$132,229 – $185,380
Benefits Manager$95,452 – $115,849$109,413 – $132,793
Manager HRIS, Benefits & Compensation$99,884 – $121,226$115,338 – $139,984
Director HRIS, Benefits & Compensation$122,137 – $170,339$130,181 – $181,560
Compensation Analyst$71,649 – $85,920$83,898 – $100,609
Compensation Director$130,521 – $176,503$139,226 – $188,273
Compensation Manager$105,270 – $127,764$121,693 – $147,697
Employee Relations Director$119,948 – $166,151$127,940 – $177,222
Employee Relations Manager$96,753 – $118,848$110,393 – $135,603
Labor Relations Director$135,395 – $183,093$144,233 – $195,046
Labor Relations Manager$118,300 – $143,579$140,738 – $170,812
HR Director$120,040 – $166,151$127,936 – $177,222
HR Generalist$63,937 – $76,671$71,909 – $86,231
HR Manager$99,633 – $120,924$115,382 – $140,038
Vice President of HR$174,693 – $297,278$201,338 – $342,620
Compensation Director$130,521 – $176,503$139,226 – $188,273
HRIS Analyst$69,884 – $83,803$81,684 – $97,954
HRIS Manager$98,929 – $120,068$114,906 – $139,460
Director of Talent Management$123,551 – $171,142$131,247 – $181,804
Manager of Talent Management$101,502 – $123,192$117,753 – $142,915
Director of Talent Acquisition$117,609 – $162,912$124,945 – $173,073
Head of Recruitment$101,999 – $134,659$107,459 – $141,867
Manager of Talent Acquisition$95,392 – $115,776$110,114 – $133,643
Recruiting Coordinator$85,394 – $104,895$98,922 – $121,513

 

Salaries for Human Resources Managers

As of 2019, the SHRM reported strong job prospects for HR managers throughout the next decade for both their projected annual job openings (about 14,400 through 2028) and for their median salaries.

The SHRM also reports that the role of the HR manager is evolving to be more strategic in nature rather than it being a strictly traditional management role. Many corporations are now using the term HR ‘business partner’ to better reflect the advisory and consultative roles these HR pros are holding.

According to May 2019 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for human resources managers was $116,720, with the top 10% earning an average salary of $205,720.

As expected, geographical location, tenure, and the industry in which they work influence an HR manager’s earning potential.

For example, according to the BLS, the top earning HR managers were in the financial sector (securities, commodities, financial investments, etc.), where they earned an average salary of $178,630, followed closely by banks and other financial institutions, at $176,540.

According to the BLS, the highest salaries for HR managers were largely found in those states with higher costs of living:

  • New Jersey: $172,060
  • Washington D.C.: $165,480
  • New York: $158,830
  • Rhode Island: $154,410
  • Connecticut: $151,030

Similarly, many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas were home to the highest mean salaries for HR managers:

  • New York City: $170,070
  • San Jose: $174,390
  • Los Angeles: $141,640
  • Boston: $147,250
  • San Francisco: $163,810
  • Washington D.C.: $157,910
  • Philadelphia: $144,070
  • Denver: $152,690

Salaries for Human Resources Specialists

Earn a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BBA) in human resources or human resource management and a professional designation and you’ll qualify for many entry-level HR specialist positions. Succeed in these positions and earn a master’s degree in HRM and you’ll position yourself nicely for director and manager-level positions.

The TBG 2020 Salary Guide provided an overview of the average national salary ranges for both mid-level and senior-level human resources professionals in HR specialist positions:

 

PositionMid-LevelSenior-Level
Retirement Specialist$47,292 – $56,711$54,664 – $65,552
HR Coordinator$42,797 – $50,101$47,273 – $55,340
HR Specialist$48,653 – $58,344$56,197 – $67,390
Staffing Specialist$57,443 – $69,717$66,240 – $80,394
Recruiter$59,931 – $71,524$68,256 – $82,841
Benefits & Compensation Specialist$59,556 – $71,418$68,732 – $82,421
Benefits & HRIS Specialist$48,9817 – $58,540$56,395 – $67,628

 

According to May 2019 BLS statistics, the average, annual salary for HR specialists was $61,920, with the top 10% earning an average salary of $105,930.

With an average, annual salary of $91,190, the financial industry (securities, commodities, financial investments, etc.) was the top-paying industry for HR specialists at this time, while the top-paying states included:

  • Washington D.C.: $97,730
  • Washington: $77,220
  • New Jersey: $76,380
  • New York: $76,170

Not surprisingly, some of the top-paying metropolitan areas for HR specialists were also the largest:

  • San Francisco: $89,820
  • Washington D.C.: $87,670
  • Bridgeport: $82,550
  • Seattle: $81,880
  • New York City: $79,240
  • Los Angeles: $74,040

Beyond the Salary: Benefits of Today’s HR Professionals

Salary is just one part of an HR manager or specialist’s overall compensation picture. In fact, benefits in this industry are common and can significantly add to the annual earnings for pros in human resources.

The SHRM Employee Benefits 2019 report surveyed 500 HR pros to determine which benefits they received.

As expected, nearly all companies provided paid vacation (98%) and sick leave (95%), while 6% of companies provided open/unlimited leave.

Reflecting a sign of the times, more companies offered telecommuting to the HR team, reaching 69%—a 13% increase since 2015. Providing the HR team with flexible working opportunities has become a common theme among companies, with 27% offering full-time telecommuting opportunities and 57% offering flextime during core business hours.

A focus on the family continues to be a common theme in benefits, with 34% of HR pros offered paid maternity leave and 30% offered paid paternity leave.

Bonuses are also common in the HR field, with 63% receiving a service anniversary award, 51% receiving a spot bonus/award, 32% receiving an incentive bonus plan (nonexecutive), and 46% receiving performance awards.

Other common benefits enjoyed by HR professionals in 2019 included:

  • 401K: 93%
  • Group life insurance: 82%
  • Professional Development: 87%
  • Long-term disability insurance: 71%
  • Short-term disability insurance: 61%
  • Mental health coverage: 83%
  • Chiropractic coverage: 75%
  • Undergraduate/graduate tuition assistance: 56%

Salaries for Human Resources Managers, by State

Learn more about your state’s average salaries (50th and 90th percentiles) for human resources managers through May 2019 BLS statistics:

  • Alabama: $97,250 – $161,290 (approximately 1,440 HR managers)
  • Alaska: $107,370 – $203,100 (approximately 320 HR managers)
  • Arizona: $100,960 – $171,110 (approximately 3,000 HR managers)
  • Arkansas: $94,280 – (approximately 1,030 HR managers)
  • California: $135,090 – (approximately 21,600 HR managers)
  • Colorado: $131,030 – (approximately 1,910 HR managers)
  • Connecticut: $129,540 – (approximately 2,990 HR managers)
  • Delaware: $127,920 – (approximately 400 HR managers)
  • District of Columbia: $157,770 – (approximately 1,600 HR managers)
  • Florida: $96,250 – $171,370 (approximately 7,980 HR managers)
  • Georgia: $113,530 – $204,060 (approximately 5,670 HR managers)
  • Hawaii: $104,990 – $162,580 (approximately 600 HR managers)
  • Idaho: $83,810 – $145,880 (approximately 610 HR managers)
  • Illinois: $109,010 – $195,080 (approximately 10,890 HR managers)
  • Indiana: $98,940 – $161,450 (approximately 2,380 HR managers)
  • Iowa: $99,280 – $165,510 (approximately 1,580 HR managers)
  • Kansas: $100,900 – $170,590 (approximately 1,080 HR managers)
  • Kentucky: $91,420 – $154,750 (approximately 1,390 HR managers)
  • Louisiana: $85,710 – $137,460 (approximately 1,570 HR managers)
  • Maine: $103,270 – $173,690 (approximately 510 HR managers)
  • Maryland: $132,260 – $206,950 (approximately 2,740 HR managers)
  • Massachusetts: $126,680 – (approximately 6,740 HR managers)
  • Michigan: $105,910 – $186,200 (approximately 3,850 HR managers)
  • Minnesota: $114,880 – $197,870 (approximately 4,560 HR managers)
  • Mississippi: $84,990 – $146,460 (approximately 620 HR managers)
  • Missouri: $104,490 – $168,180 (approximately 2,030 HR managers)
  • Montana: $94,120 – $134,090 (approximately 330 HR managers)
  • Nebraska: $96,820 – $161,650 (approximately 1,090 HR managers)
  • Nevada: $108,830 – $180,170 (approximately 1,030 HR managers)
  • New Hampshire: $116,700 – (approximately 700 HR managers)
  • New Jersey: $152,300 – (approximately 4,220 HR managers)
  • New Mexico: $95,810 – $156,030 (approximately 440 HR managers)
  • New York: $142,910 – (approximately 10,980 HR managers)
  • North Carolina: $113,410 – $198,110 (approximately 3,840 HR managers)
  • North Dakota: $ 104,210 – $162,170 (approximately 240 HR managers)
  • Ohio: $113,610 – $199,590 (approximately 4,330 HR managers)
  • Oklahoma: $93,080 – $161,300 (approximately 1,360 HR managers)
  • Oregon: $99,800 – $160,250 (approximately 2,390 HR managers)
  • Pennsylvania: $119,370 – $203,760 (approximately 5,450 HR managers)
  • Rhode Island: $142,220 – (approximately 330 HR managers)
  • South Carolina: $99,360 – $173,050 (approximately 1,890 HR managers)
  • South Dakota: $90,370 – $130,230 (approximately 270 HR managers)
  • Tennessee: $87,520 – $151,280 (approximately 4,110 HR managers)
  • Texas: $117,920 – $192,350 (approximately 10,260 HR managers)
  • Utah: $96,540 – $159,470 (approximately 1,610 HR managers)
  • Vermont: $89,580 – $152,060 (approximately 300 HR managers)
  • Virginia: $133,190 – $202,800 (approximately 4,060 HR managers)
  • Washington: $129,850 – $206,220 (approximately 3,380 HR managers)
  • West Virginia: $98,230 – $156,090 (approximately 400 HR managers)
  • Wisconsin: $114,580 – $174,050 (approximately 2,560 HR managers)
  • Wyoming: $93,530 – $161,520 (approximately 160 HR managers)

Salaries for Human Resources Specialists, by State

See how your state stacks up when it comes to human resources specialist average salaries (at the 50th and 90thpercentiles):

  • Alabama: $57,860 – $94,960 (approximately 6,100 HR specialists)
  • Alaska: $66,490 – $99,480 (approximately 960 HR specialists)
  • Arizona: $57,770 – $102,110 (approximately 12,760 HR specialists)
  • Arkansas: $52,390 – $93,100 (approximately 3,890 HR specialists)
  • California: $69,730 – $121,660 (approximately 71,130 HR specialists)
  • Colorado: $66,300 – $111,950 (approximately 14,140 HR specialists)
  • Connecticut: $69,890 – $106,680 (approximately 7,040 HR specialists)
  • Delaware: $61,910 – $100,570 (approximately 2,170 HR specialists)
  • District of Columbia: $96,980 – $141,330 (approximately 7,500 HR specialists)
  • Florida: $53,870 – $92,290 (approximately 36,970 HR specialists)
  • Georgia: $56,810 – $102,050 (approximately 21,060 HR specialists)
  • Hawaii: $63,510 – $98,520 (approximately 2,140 HR specialists)
  • Idaho: $55,450 – $100,420 (approximately 2,290 HR specialists)
  • Illinois: $59,890 – $97,440 (approximately 27,580 HR specialists)
  • Indiana: $54,240 – $90,720 (approximately 13,280 HR specialists)
  • Iowa: $56,020 – $90,630 (approximately 5,890 HR specialists)
  • Kansas: $58,640 – $91,990 (approximately 5,840 HR specialists)
  • Kentucky: $55,720 – $87,920 (approximately 7,760 HR specialists)
  • Louisiana: $52,380 – $80,720 (approximately 4,030 HR specialists)
  • Maine: $60,110 – $90,980 (approximately 1,630 HR specialists)
  • Maryland: $70,540 – $118,650 (approximately 13,270 HR specialists)
  • Massachusetts: $70,500 – $116,760 (approximately 18,910 HR specialists)
  • Michigan: $58,010 – $96,360 (approximately 17,900 HR specialists)
  • Minnesota: $63,330 – $101,410 (approximately 13,000 HR specialists)
  • Mississippi: $49,690 – $83,350 (approximately 3,060 HR specialists)
  • Missouri: $57,640 – $99,840 (approximately 13,330 HR specialists)
  • Montana: $53,640 – $82,930 (approximately 1,690 HR specialists)
  • Nebraska: $52,700 – $84,670 (approximately 4,800 HR specialists)
  • Nevada: $57,620 – $84,460 (approximately 3,950 HR specialists)
  • New Hampshire: $58,700 – $98,240 (approximately 2,520 HR specialists)
  • New Jersey: $70,400 – $121,190 (approximately 18,200 HR specialists)
  • New Mexico: $56,490 – $93,380 (approximately 3,040 HR specialists)
  • New York: $69,380 – $120,920 (approximately 41,880 HR specialists)
  • North Carolina: $60,150 – $101,980 (approximately 19,070 HR specialists)
  • North Dakota: $60,150 – $86,390 (approximately 1,400 HR specialists)
  • Ohio: $58,140 – $97,390 (approximately 26,680 HR specialists)
  • Oklahoma: $51,340 – $88,680 (approximately 7,130 HR specialists)
  • Oregon: $59,130 – $92,720 (approximately 7,490 HR specialists)
  • Pennsylvania: $63,530 – $102,680 (approximately 24,270 HR specialists)
  • Rhode Island: $69,500 – $111,210 (approximately 2,160 HR specialists)
  • South Carolina: $55,640 – $97,670 (approximately 7,770 HR specialists)
  • South Dakota: $51,740 – $81,120 (approximately 1,080 HR specialists)
  • Tennessee: $51,390 – $89,240 (approximately 12,070 HR specialists)
  • Texas: $62,010 – $103,340 (approximately 49,190 HR specialists)
  • Utah: $51,260 – $87,780 (approximately 6,660 HR specialists)
  • Vermont: $57,450 – $94,740 (approximately 1,030 HR specialists)
  • Virginia: $71,480 – $119,590 (approximately 21,900 HR specialists)
  • Washington: $70,750 – $123,810 (approximately 17,310 HR specialists)
  • West Virginia: $57,070 – $93,550 (approximately 2,030 HR specialists)
  • Wisconsin: $58,030 – $92,670 (approximately 15,250 HR specialists)
  • Wyoming: $53,500 – $85,360 (approximately 840 HR specialists)

Salaries for Labor Relations Specialists, by State

The BLS provides an overview of salaries for labor relations specialists, at both the 50th and 90th percentiles:

  • Alabama: $45,110 – $83,870 (approximately 890 HR specialists)
  • Alaska: $95,080 – $121,630 (approximately 120 HR specialists)
  • Arizona: $73,310 – $101,540 (approximately 500 HR specialists)
  • Arkansas: $44,420 – $76,540 (approximately 260 HR specialists)
  • California: $77,090 – $127,690 (approximately 7,860 HR specialists)
  • Colorado: $84,880 – $128,270 (approximately 380 HR specialists)
  • Connecticut: $66,570 – $117,530 (approximately 1,730 HR specialists)
  • District of Columbia: $93,350 – $156,670 (approximately 420 HR specialists)
  • Florida: $59,030 – $117,850 (approximately 1,800 HR specialists)
  • Georgia: $64,780 – $107,770 (approximately 1,100 HR specialists)
  • Hawaii: $93,790 – $119,090 (approximately 490 HR specialists)
  • Idaho: $63,050 – $98,610 (approximately 160 HR specialists)
  • Illinois: $62,640 – $112,000 (approximately 4,890 HR specialists)
  • Indiana: $45,210 – $101,090 (approximately 2,540 HR specialists)
  • Iowa: $71,160 – $104,160 (approximately 690 HR specialists)
  • Kansas: $47,040 – $103,390 (approximately 500 HR specialists)
  • Kentucky: $50,540 – $95,200 (approximately 1,440 HR specialists)
  • Louisiana: $38,890 – $88,650 (approximately 140 HR specialists)
  • Maine: $80,000 – $114,660 (approximately 250 HR specialists)
  • Maryland: $85,960 – $128,810 (approximately 1,200 HR specialists)
  • Massachusetts: $67,460 – $129,090 (approximately 2,670 HR specialists)
  • Michigan: $72,900 – $119,530 (approximately 3,360 HR specialists)
  • Minnesota: $81,640 – $119,370 (approximately 2,530 HR specialists)
  • Mississippi: $66,370 – $133,500 (approximately 290 HR specialists)
  • Missouri: $55,070 – $99,190 (approximately 1,440 HR specialists)
  • Montana: $57,020 – $79,320 (approximately 160 HR specialists)
  • Nebraska: $67,620 – $101,730 (approximately 450 HR specialists)
  • Nevada: $63,800 – $103,060 (approximately 900 HR specialists)
  • New Hampshire: $75,490 – $105,460 (approximately 120 HR specialists)
  • New Jersey: $108,290 – $196,560 (approximately 4,160 HR specialists)
  • New Mexico: $54,950 – $96,590 (approximately 200 HR specialists)
  • New York: $69,140 – $144,790 (approximately 8,080 HR specialists)
  • North Carolina: $62,380 – $106,540 (approximately 840 HR specialists)
  • North Dakota: $74,530 – $119,740 (approximately 130 HR specialists)
  • Ohio: $56,770 – $95,220 (approximately 4,720 HR specialists)
  • Oklahoma: $38,780 – $80,780 (approximately 320 HR specialists)
  • Oregon: $89,820 – $123,490 (approximately 990 HR specialists)
  • Pennsylvania: $74,380 – $148,350 (approximately 4,280 HR specialists)
  • Rhode Island: $78,460 – $118,250 (approximately 530 HR specialists)
  • South Carolina: $80,490 – $143,680 (approximately 330 HR specialists)
  • Tennessee: $52,680 – $93,320 (approximately 830 HR specialists)
  • Texas: $62,710 – $104,510 (approximately 2,500 HR specialists)
  • Utah: $47,010 – $75,480 (approximately 270 HR specialists)
  • Vermont: $63,740 – $115,100 (approximately 130 HR specialists)
  • Virginia: $68,740 – $102,470 (approximately 1,240 HR specialists)
  • Washington: $83,220 – $121,740 (approximately 2,430 HR specialists)
  • West Virginia: $21,390 – $92,910 (approximately 550 HR specialists)
  • Wisconsin: $19,440 – $95,740 (approximately 3,060 HR specialists)
  • Wyoming: $73,040 – $91,240 (approximately 90 HR specialists)

Salaries for Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists, by State

The BLS provides an overview of average salaries for compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists, at both the 50th and 90th percentiles, by state:

  • Alabama: $58,070 – $91,110 (approximately 590 HR specialists)
  • Alaska: $70,480 – $97,740 (approximately 160 HR specialists)
  • Arizona: $57,270 – $95,020 (approximately 1,980 HR specialists)
  • Arkansas: $49,500 – $86,630 (approximately 670 HR specialists)
  • California: $73,040 – $112,080 (approximately 10,630 HR specialists)
  • Colorado: $70,770 – $119,570 (approximately 1,520 HR specialists)
  • Connecticut: $74,190 – $115,420 (approximately 1,220 HR specialists)
  • Delaware: $64,550 – $120,060 (approximately 270 HR specialists)
  • District of Columbia: $78,130 – $118,610 (approximately 570 HR specialists)
  • Florida: $48,710 – $80,110 (approximately 6,080 HR specialists)
  • Georgia: $61,350 – $96,870 (approximately 3,240 HR specialists)
  • Hawaii: $62,880 – $95,690 (approximately 260 HR specialists)
  • Idaho: $59,540 – $106,850 (approximately 210 HR specialists)
  • Illinois: $65,040 – $101,560 (approximately 4,030 HR specialists)
  • Indiana: $56,460 – $98,630 (approximately 1,080 HR specialists)
  • Iowa: $61,800 – $102,560 (approximately 740 HR specialists)
  • Kansas: $62,130 – $94,800 (approximately 540 HR specialists)
  • Kentucky: $52,620 – $89,330 (approximately 710 HR specialists)
  • Louisiana: $47,270 – $71,080 (approximately 1,320 HR specialists)
  • Maine: $57,740 – $89,680 (approximately 220 HR specialists)
  • Maryland: $70,210 – $122,900 (approximately 2,060 HR specialists)
  • Massachusetts: $74,150 – $121,920 (approximately 2,260 HR specialists)
  • Michigan: $61,310 – $97,230 (approximately 2,290 HR specialists)
  • Minnesota: $61,310 – $97,230
  • Mississippi: $69,510 – $103,200 (approximately 370 HR specialists)
  • Missouri: $62,890 – $103,660 (approximately 1,180 HR specialists)
  • Montana: $53,710 – $75,190 (approximately 130 HR specialists)
  • Nebraska: $60,310 – $98,780 (approximately 520 HR specialists)
  • Nevada: $58,600 – $86,360 (approximately 530 HR specialists)
  • New Hampshire: $66,920 – $100,360 (approximately 360 HR specialists)
  • New Jersey: $79,790 – $149,130 (approximately 3,940 HR specialists)
  • New Mexico: $53,450 – $80,370 (approximately 220 HR specialists)
  • New York: $76,090 – $113,470 (approximately 9,760 HR specialists)
  • North Carolina: $62,320 – $103,330 (approximately 2,250 HR specialists)
  • North Dakota: $58,480 – $97,290 (approximately 100 HR specialists)
  • Ohio: $59,830 – $100,070 (approximately 2,870 HR specialists)
  • Oklahoma: $49,630 – $85,460 (approximately 910 HR specialists)
  • Oregon: $65,340 – $103,220 (approximately 920 HR specialists)
  • Pennsylvania: $67,870 – $112,430 (approximately 3,510 HR specialists)
  • Rhode Island: $68,300 – $113,440 (approximately 260 HR specialists)
  • South Carolina: $46,860 – $80,420 (approximately 1,000 HR specialists)
  • South Dakota: $51,450 – $73,010 (approximately 700 HR specialists)
  • Tennessee: $51,730 – $86,350 (approximately 1,560 HR specialists)
  • Texas: $61,390 – $99,660 (approximately 6,840 HR specialists)
  • Utah: $52,160 – $104,140 (approximately 720 HR specialists)
  • Vermont: $57,680 – $91,340 (approximately 160 HR specialists)
  • Virginia: $70,990 – $118,050 (approximately 2,380 HR specialists)
  • Washington: $73,800 – $127,540 (approximately 1,770 HR specialists)
  • West Virginia: $54,350 – $79,230 (approximately 220 HR specialists)
  • Wisconsin: $56,280 – $82,920 (approximately 1,460 HR specialists)
  • Wyoming: $67,030 – $98,300 (approximately 50 HR specialists)

 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which human resources specialists work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which human resources managers work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which labor relations specialists work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. 

Salary and employment data compiled by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in May of 2019. Figures represent accumulated data for all employment sectors in which compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists work. BLS salary data represents average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries.  

All salary and employment data accessed August 2020.

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