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HR Salary in Texas

Texas is a recognized national leader when it comes to employment for human resources professionals. In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor, Texas was continually mentioned as one of the top states with high employment levels for a number of human resources job classifications – from compensation and benefits managers, to training specialists, to HR managers. As of 2014:

  • Texas had the fourth highest employment level for human resources managers in the country
  • The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown region was among the top ten metropolitan areas with the highest level of human resources managers and human resources assistants in the country
  • Texas overall had the second highest employment level for human resources specialists and human resources assistants in the country
  • The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown region was among the top five metropolitan areas with the highest level of human resources managers in the country
  • The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos region was among the top ten metropolitan areas with largest concentration of human resources specialist jobs in the country

Salary Ranges for Texas’s HR Professionals

When local employers like the University of North Texas, Austin Energy, and the Hexcel Corporation are determining salary rates for new HR employees, they often base their decision on a worker’s education level, professional credentials, and most importantly, their amount of field experience. For instance, in 2014, the United States Department of Labor found that highly experienced HR workers in Texas often earn two-to-three times that of those just entering the field:

Human Resource Managers

  • Entry Level: $64,200/yr. or $30.88/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $116,300/yr. or $55.93/hr.
  • Experienced: $187,200+/yr. or $90.00+/hr.

Human Resource Specialists

  • Entry Level: $32,500/yr. or $15.64/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $57,200/yr. or $27.51/hr.
  • Experienced: $100,200/yr. or $48.15/hr.

Human Resource Assistants

  • Entry Level: $23,900/yr. or $11.47/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $37,100/yr. or $17.86/hr.
  • Experienced: $51,500/yr. or $24.74/hr.

Human Resources Manager Salaries in Texas

Salary figures posted by the United States Department of Labor reveal that human resources managers in Texas earned an average annual salary of $121,580 and an average hourly wage of $58.45 in 2014.

Further research showed that human resources managers working in the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area earned an even greater average annual salary of $133,540:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Amarillo TX
40
91930
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
570
119640
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
70
108420
College Station-Bryan TX
30
106230
Corpus Christi TX
80
99100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
2340
126700
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
1830
133540
El Paso TX
110
82520
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
510
102250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
2090
130860
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
40
92720
Longview TX
30
82500
Lubbock TX
40
86570
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
80
101040
Midland TX
50
95490
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
460
108120
Tyler TX
40
97350
Waco TX
40
114570
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
50
94140
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
40
105320

Figures are at or above $90 an hour or $187,199 per year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report salaries beyond these levels.

Human Resources Specialist Salaries in Texas

Salary statistics published by the United States department of Labor indicate that human resources specialists in Texas received an average annual salary of $63,400 and an average hourly wage of $30.48 in 2014.

However, human resources specialists employed in the metropolitan division of Dallas-Plano-Irving were paid an even higher average annual salary of $68,770:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Abilene TX
120
49300
Amarillo TX
280
55440
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
4410
60910
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
390
59680
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
280
39430
College Station-Bryan TX
230
60540
Corpus Christi TX
400
50960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
13470
67830
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
10450
68770
El Paso TX
820
53650
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
3010
64560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
11010
67380
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
360
58130
Laredo TX
310
39210
Longview TX
180
53290
Lubbock TX
290
50140
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
480
44430
Midland TX
270
53740
Odessa TX
150
55870
San Angelo TX
90
53990
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
4220
62830
Sherman-Denison TX
80
44700
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
110
57880
Tyler TX
190
52830
Victoria TX
110
49470
Waco TX
250
54250
Wichita Falls TX
120
54380
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
410
49170
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
150
52870
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
660
50780
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
200
48060
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
220
50760
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
300
44560

Human Resources Assistant Salaries in Texas

Salary data collected by the United States Department of Labor shows that human resources assistants in Texas took home an average annual salary of $37,670 and an average hourly wage of $18.11 in 2014.

That year, human resources assistants working in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area and Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan division earned an average annual salary of more than $40,000:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Abilene TX
40
34330
Amarillo TX
90
34280
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos TX
810
37910
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX
110
36690
Brownsville-Harlingen TX
100
30270
College Station-Bryan TX
80
33360
Corpus Christi TX
170
36670
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX
3350
40120
Dallas-Plano-Irving TX Metropolitan Division
2350
40210
El Paso TX
410
31590
Fort Worth-Arlington TX Metropolitan Division
1000
39900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX
2410
39450
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood TX
200
37200
Laredo TX
100
29540
Longview TX
100
30340
Lubbock TX
80
34390
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission TX
200
32520
Midland TX
60
37410
Odessa TX
60
34470
San Angelo TX
40
32960
San Antonio-New Braunfels TX
1200
37610
Sherman-Denison TX
30
31450
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
60
33980
Tyler TX
60
33670
Victoria TX
60
32490
Waco TX
90
32970
Wichita Falls TX
50
36130
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
190
32780
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
70
31020
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
240
33550
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
90
34020
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
70
35600
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
120
31650

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