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Highest Paying Cities for Human Resources Specialists

The top 100 highest paying cities for human resources specialists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of human resources specialists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,030, San Rafael, USA is the highest paying city for human resources specialists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $86,250). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of human resources specialists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Human Resources Specialists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Rafael, USA
$89,030
450
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$86,250
6,810
3 California-Lexington Park, USA
$85,990
160
4 St Marys County, Maryland
$85,470
140
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$84,130
19,110
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$82,380
22,600
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,070
12,040
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$76,740
5,110
9 Napa, California
$76,670
240
10 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$75,860
50
11 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$75,620
2,550
12 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$75,530
100
13 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$75,210
4,690
14 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$75,200
3,490
15 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$74,260
4,780
16 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$72,680
380
17 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$72,570
340
18 Sierra Vista-Douglas, USA
$72,550
180
19 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$72,160
290
20 Boulder, Colorado
$71,790
950
21 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$71,730
29,540
22 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$71,400
38,220
23 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$71,300
880
24 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$71,220
220
25 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$71,150
540
26 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$71,120
140
27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$70,780
4,530
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,250
9,650
29 Ithaca, New York
$70,180
190
30 West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$70,140
30
31 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$70,060
170
32 East Stroudsburg, USA
$69,920
130
33 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$69,790
190
34 Framingham, Massachusetts
$69,780
920
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,210
13,280
36 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$69,100
80
37 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$69,030
5,160
38 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$68,910
3,030
39 Huntsville, Alabama
$68,730
960
40 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$68,520
730
41 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$68,280
1,370
42 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$68,260
13,140
43 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$68,020
6,140
44 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,900
20,860
45 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$67,380
190
46 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$67,270
9,930
47 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$67,220
15,360
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$67,110
22,440
49 Peabody, Massachusetts
$66,880
310
50 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$66,860
7,080
51 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$66,790
390
52 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$66,700
470
53 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$66,700
120
54 Merced, California
$66,640
170
55 Fairbanks, Alaska
$66,540
100
56 Anchorage, Alaska
$66,530
530
57 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$66,330
280
58 Winchester, West Virginia
$66,300
250
59 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$66,250
3,190
60 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,250
11,180
61 New Bern, USA
$66,230
110
62 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$66,100
2,260
63 Camden, New Jersey
$66,030
1,670
64 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$65,960
120
65 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$65,900
3,620
66 Jackson, Michigan
$65,830
260
67 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,620
7,630
68 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$65,580
5,490
69 Midland, Texas
$65,540
250
70 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$65,190
510
71 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,010
530
72 Richmond, Virginia
$64,960
3,470
73 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$64,900
1,970
74 Warner Robins, Georgia
$64,710
340
75 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$64,690
890
76 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$64,580
5,020
77 New Haven, Connecticut
$64,530
670
78 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$64,230
12,890
79 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$64,150
11,830
80 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$63,910
2,060
81 Chambersburg-Waynesboro, USA
$63,790
170
82 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$63,790
630
83 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$63,740
5,270
84 Stockton, California
$63,660
510
85 Worcester, Massachusetts
$63,660
1,080
86 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$63,650
1,320
87 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$63,610
5,170
88 Ocean City, New Jersey
$63,480
50
89 Salinas, California
$63,440
370
90 Danbury, Connecticut
$63,340
140
91 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$63,320
18,430
92 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$63,270
50
93 Syracuse, New York
$63,220
850
94 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$63,140
15,210
95 Battle Creek, Michigan
$63,130
240
96 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$63,020
990
97 Wilmington, New Jersey
$62,940
1,780
98 Nashua, New Hampshire
$62,920
410
99 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$62,830
40
100 Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area, Maryland
$62,750
110
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