Average Base Pay
30.6% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Human Resources Specialists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $43,570. A Human Resources Specialists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $51,010. A person in a mid-career Human Resources Specialists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $63,640 a year. Human Resources Specialists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $79,530. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Human Resources Specialists role’s annual salary averages $94,670 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Human Resources Specialists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $63,640 higher than the national average for Human Resources Specialists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Human Resources Specialists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.