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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 $85,470, St Marys County, Maryland is the highest paying city for human resources specialists. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $83,020). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 St Marys County, Maryland
$85,470
140
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$83,020
6,250
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$81,420
18,400
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$80,380
21,350
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$79,090
11,140
6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$78,020
4,690
7 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$75,620
2,550
8 Napa, California
$74,990
230
9 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$73,670
50
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$73,460
4,460
11 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$73,380
3,890
12 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$72,450
300
13 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$72,190
470
14 Ithaca, New York
$71,310
190
15 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$71,220
220
16 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$71,030
280
17 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$71,020
4,150
18 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$70,820
34,770
19 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$70,650
390
20 Framingham, Massachusetts
$70,480
790
21 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$70,010
1,130
22 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$69,950
730
23 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$69,650
8,890
24 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$69,190
60
25 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$69,140
180
26 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$69,130
200
27 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$69,040
5,660
28 Fairbanks, Alaska
$68,930
100
29 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$68,920
620
30 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$68,790
2,750
31 Boulder, Colorado
$68,780
960
32 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$68,520
120
33 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$67,900
20,860
34 Huntsville, Alabama
$67,620
940
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$67,570
12,180
36 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$67,210
90
37 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$66,920
9,120
38 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$66,850
12,700
39 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$66,390
940
40 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$66,250
3,190
41 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$65,770
14,330
42 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,680
10,210
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$65,630
2,170
44 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$65,580
5,490
45 Merced, California
$65,470
160
46 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$65,180
470
47 Warner Robins, Georgia
$65,180
320
48 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$65,140
5,150
49 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$65,130
110
50 Jackson, Michigan
$65,100
250
51 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,090
7,110
52 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$64,710
3,640
53 Danbury, Connecticut
$64,550
150
54 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$64,270
400
55 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$64,190
230
56 Camden, New Jersey
$63,720
1,440
57 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$63,640
1,330
58 New Haven, Connecticut
$63,550
690
59 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$63,340
530
60 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$63,320
18,430
61 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$63,310
380
62 Salinas, California
$63,290
350
63 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$63,270
50
64 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$63,070
610
65 Battle Creek, Michigan
$62,870
210
66 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$62,830
40
67 Peabody, Massachusetts
$62,800
270
68 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$62,770
1,950
69 Syracuse, New York
$62,590
800
70 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$62,520
210
71 Anchorage, Alaska
$62,460
590
72 Elmira, New York
$62,450
70
73 Anniston-Oxford, Alabama
$62,390
100
74 Winchester, West Virginia
$62,360
200
75 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$62,150
5,000
76 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$62,150
12,060
77 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$62,010
910
78 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$61,930
60
79 Rocky Mount, North Carolina
$61,930
150
80 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$61,900
750
81 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$61,890
230
82 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$61,810
1,330
83 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$61,810
170
84 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$61,780
13,450
85 Richmond, Virginia
$61,560
3,580
86 Springfield, Illinois
$61,550
480
87 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$61,510
430
88 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$61,470
3,120
89 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$61,360
680
90 Wilmington, New Jersey
$61,240
1,840
91 Rochester, New York
$61,200
1,790
92 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$61,050
15,340
93 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$60,820
5,050
94 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$60,770
2,710
95 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$60,710
160
96 Worcester, Massachusetts
$60,580
930
97 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$60,520
440
98 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$60,490
50
99 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$60,450
2,220
100 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$60,350
4,000
See also: Highest paying industries for human resources specialists.