Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,220
25th Percentile Wage
$57,460
50th Percentile Wage
$74,070
75th Percentile Wage
$95,150
90th Percentile Wage
$117,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources specialists is $117,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $45,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,070
1.89% 15.66%
2016
$72,670
1.82% -
2015
$71,350
0.98% -
2014
$70,650
6.62% -
2013
$65,970
5.31% -
2012
$62,470
- -

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in six industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for human resources specialist occupations is the nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $78,250. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $56,440). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$78,250
Natural Gas Distribution
$78,160
Utilities
$74,070
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$73,460
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$71,580
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$56,440

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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