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 usually gets wages somewhere between $40,000 and $60,000 based on experience and education levels. Human Resources Specialists will normally get a wage of Fifty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars annually. The HR specialist role is sometimes a consultative position; if referring to a staff role, the job usually reports to an HR Manager or HR Director. The career path typically leads to a role as Head of Human Services, VP of HR, or a management level operations position.

Human Resources Specialists have the highest pay levels in Massachusetts, which has an average pay rate of just about $65710.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.39 percent nationwide in that time.