HR Specialist Salary in the US

$52,650
per year
per month
$4,390
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,480/year
Bonus
$210/month

HR Specialist - Average Salary

The average salary for an HR Specialist is $52,650 per year ($4,390 per month), which is $840 (-2%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
An HR Specialist can expect an average starting salary of $39,430. The highest salaries can exceed $75,640.
$39,430
Low
$52,650
Average salary
$75,640
High
$3,290
Low
$4,390
Average salary
$6,300
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$41,500
$82,940
Salary$39,430 - 75,640
Bonus$0 - 7,300
Total Pay$39,430 - 82,940
$0
$3,460
$6,910
Salary$3,290 - 6,300
Bonus$0 - 610
Total Pay$3,290 - 6,910

HR Specialist Salary Range

Low
$39,430
Average salary
$52,650
Senior
$62,550
High
$75,640
Low
$3,290
Average salary
$4,390
Senior
$5,210
High
$6,300
Among HR Specialists in the U.S., Entry Level HR Specialists tend to have the lowest salaries, while HR Benefits Specialists, HR Data Specialists and Senior HR Specialists enjoy the highest salaries.

HR Specialist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior HR Specialist$64K/year
+21% 
HR Data Specialist$58K/year
+11% 
HR Benefits Specialist$57K/year
+9% 
HR Compliance Specialist$57K/year
+8% 
HR Payroll Specialist$51K/year
 -4%
Entry Level HR Specialist$43K/year
 -18%

HR Specialist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level HR Specialist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $43,860 per year. A mid level HR Specialist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $50,200, while a Senior HR Specialist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,960. HR Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn $63,740 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an HR Specialist

Late Career▲ +21%
Senior▲ +12%
Average Salary$52,650/year
Mid Level▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
86%
Male
14%

HR Specialist - Jobs by Location

HR Specialist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all HR Specialist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the HR Specialist

How much does an HR Specialist make in the US?
An HR Specialist in the US earns an average of $52,650 gross per year, which is about $4,390 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the HR Specialist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an HR Specialist in the US?
The starting salary of an HR Specialist in the US is around $39,430 gross per year. Entry Level HR Specialists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an HR Specialist in the US?
The highest salary of an HR Specialist in the US can reach and exceed $75,640 gross per year. HR Benefits Specialists, HR Data Specialists and Senior HR Specialists usually have the highest salaries.
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