Salaries//HR Specialist

HR Specialist salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$79,738
$10,273
Additional Cash Compensation
$90,011
Total Compensation
Median: 74,000
Min: $10K
Max: $200K

How Much Does a HR Specialist Make in US?

The average salary for a HR Specialist in US is $79,738. The average additional cash compensation for a HR Specialist in US is $10,273. The average total compensation for a HR Specialist in US is $90,011. HR Specialist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous HR Specialist employees in US.

HR Specialist
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best-paying cities for HR Specialist

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Colorado, Remote, Greater Boulder Area and Los Angeles.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$96,028
+ 22% (74,724)
Colorado, CO$95,000
+ 21% (74,724)
Remote$92,712
+ 19% (74,724)
Greater Boulder Area$89,400
+ 16% (74,724)
Los Angeles, CA$87,678
+ 15% (74,724)
Boston, MA$85,969
+ 13% (74,724)
New York City, NY$85,602
+ 13% (74,724)
Albuquerque, NM$85,143
+ 12% (74,724)
Miami, FL$84,556
+ 12% (74,724)
Chicago, IL$82,439
+ 9% (74,724)

HR Specialist Salary by gender

The average HR Specialist salary for women is $77,968 and the average HR Specialist salary for men is $81,933.

HR Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a HR Specialist with 7+ years of experience is $91,795. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $66,344.

HR Specialist Salary ranges

The most common HR Specialist salary in US is between $80k - $90k.

Average HR + Recruiting salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
HR Coordinator$60,647
Min: $4K
Max: $135K
HR Specialist$79,738
Min: $10K
Max: $200K
Recruiter$81,926
Min: $1K
Max: $190K
Technical Recruiter$94,916
Min: $33K
Max: $330K
HR Manager$105,393
Min: $15K
Max: $260K
Senior Recruiter$109,552
Min: $41K
Max: $231K
HR Director$149,314
Min: $50K
Max: $300K
Vice President of Talent Acquisition$171,431
Min: $105K
Max: $350K
Vice President of People$184,587
Min: $77K
Max: $340K
Vice President of Human Resources$189,512
Min: $115K
Max: $337K
Chief People Officer$198,299
Min: $75K
Max: $400K

FAQ

Q:

What is an HR specialist?

A.

An HR specialist supports the needs of a human resources department which includes assisting in interviewing, onboarding, helping employees manage compensation and benefits packages, tracking HR metrics and answering employee questions.

Q:

How to become an HR specialist?

A.

In addition to a bachelor's degree in human resources, an HR specialist typically has one to two years of experience working in people management or human resources.

Q:

How much does an HR specialist make?

A.

The salary range for an HR specialist is $55K-305K. The average salary for a HR Specialist in US is $79,738.

Career Info

HR Specialist jobs in US

Skills that affect HR Specialist salaries in US

1
Administrative Support
2% have this skill
2
Compensation & Benefits
1% have this skill
3
HR Operations
1% have this skill
4
Employee Relations
1% have this skill
5
Onboarding
1% have this skill
6
Employee Development & Training
1% have this skill

Average HR Specialist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title HR Specialist make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $77,247 on average.

Recent HR Specialist salaries in US

$72,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr HR Generalist reported a yearly salary of $72,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Charlotte, NC
$72,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr HR Generalist reported a yearly salary of $72,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Charlotte, NC
$84,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Human Resources Generalist reported a yearly salary of $84,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Boston, MA
$88,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $88,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago, IL
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A HRIS Analyst reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$14,250 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Colorado, CO
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A HRIS Analyst reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Remote
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Talent and Communications Specialist reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
New York City, NY
$104,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Organizational Effectiveness Specialist reported a yearly salary of $104,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
New York City, NY
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Benefits Analyst reported a yearly salary of $95,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A TA Specialist reported a yearly salary of $60,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Los Angeles, CA