Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists among Arkansas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,360
25th Percentile Wage
$36,670
50th Percentile Wage
$48,530
75th Percentile Wage
$63,330
90th Percentile Wage
$83,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $83,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,360.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.12
25th Percentile Wage
$17.63
50th Percentile Wage
$23.33
75th Percentile Wage
$30.45
90th Percentile Wage
$40.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.21. The median hourly salary is $23.33. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,5303.50%9.75%
201546,8304.91%-
201444,5300.34%-
201344,3801.31%-
201243,800--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Arkansas ranges from $37,120 to $49,700. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $49,700. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,430). The lowest paying area is Jonesboro with a median annual salary of $37,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$49,700
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$48,430
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$45,260
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$44,150
Pine Bluff
$44,020
Hot Springs
$43,710
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$43,020
Jonesboro
$37,120


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