Salary for Human Resources Specialists

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Human resources specialists recruit, interview, hire and train workers. In some cases, they may also discharge employees. These individuals often handle employee complaints and harassment allegations, and may discuss the development or implementation of programs and/or policies with management. Due to their role in hiring, these individuals are required to stay current on ADA, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws and regulations. They may be responsible for completing and filing employee paperwork, conducting new employee orientations, and informing job applicants of benefits and responsibilities associated with their positions.

A Human Resources Specialist can expect a wage between $37,710 - $109,350 based on experience and talent. will normally receive a wage of sixty-nine thousand four hundred and thirty dollars each year.

have the best average compensation in District of Columbia, which has average wages of just about $101,680. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Information, where they receive average wages of $86,640.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.74 percent nationwide in that time.


Human Resources Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
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