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Highest Paying States for Human Resources Specialists

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $93,010, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for human resources specialists. It is followed by Virginia (average annual salary $70,840). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Human Resources Specialists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$93,010
$52,710 7,470
2 Virginia
$70,840
$39,600 19,900
3 Maryland
$70,210
$41,740 12,140
4 New Jersey
$69,300
$42,940 16,460
5 California
$69,180
$41,070 60,260
6 New York
$68,030
$42,130 35,260
7 Rhode Island
$67,440
$44,940 1,770
8 Alaska
$66,990
$43,940 950
9 Massachusetts
$66,460
$41,760 15,940
10 Colorado
$64,190
$36,100 11,540
11 Connecticut
$64,150
$40,300 5,910
12 Washington
$63,150
$40,530 15,980
13 Pennsylvania
$61,620
$38,080 23,670
14 Hawaii
$61,350
$40,220 1,780
15 Texas
$61,010
$35,630 47,660
16 Minnesota
$59,960
$38,690 12,380
17 Delaware
$59,460
$38,550 2,130
18 North Carolina
$57,850
$36,020 16,370
19 Oregon
$57,810
$36,620 6,550
20 Michigan
$57,390
$35,170 15,490
21 New Hampshire
$57,140
$35,800 2,280
22 Kansas
$57,010
$35,180 5,310
23 Illinois
$56,910
$34,320 22,000
24 Missouri
$56,530
$34,840 10,770
25 Ohio
$56,460
$34,540 20,810
26 Alabama
$56,410
$34,450 5,400
27 New Mexico
$56,180
$32,930 2,570
28 Wisconsin
$55,940
$34,730 12,720
29 North Dakota
$55,900
$38,640 1,250
30 Nevada
$55,770
$36,390 3,550
31 Nebraska
$55,540
$35,850 4,280
32 Maine
$55,170
$37,260 1,650
33 West Virginia
$55,020
$32,720 1,720
34 Georgia
$54,980
$32,420 18,900
35 Vermont
$54,910
$30,810 1,240
36 Arizona
$54,330
$32,680 10,060
37 Idaho
$53,200
$31,950 1,680
38 Virgin Islands
$53,160
$36,680 60
39 Kentucky
$52,980
$32,100 6,960
40 Florida
$52,900
$33,340 32,310
41 Iowa
$52,460
$32,320 4,800
42 Indiana
$51,640
$32,340 11,570
43 South Carolina
$51,580
$31,680 6,550
44 Wyoming
$51,400
$35,980 730
45 Tennessee
$51,200
$31,140 11,480
46 Utah
$51,060
$32,100 5,620
47 Arkansas
$50,870
$31,780 3,430
48 Louisiana
$50,220
$31,140 3,770
49 Oklahoma
$50,210
$30,230 5,870
50 South Dakota
$49,960
$36,430 960
51 Montana
$49,450
$33,350 1,480
52 Guam
$48,530
$29,710 210
53 Mississippi
$46,480
$28,350 2,620
54 Puerto Rico
$31,400
$19,720 2,610
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