Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,500
25th Percentile Wage
$48,200
50th Percentile Wage
$61,660
75th Percentile Wage
$79,430
90th Percentile Wage
$100,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $100,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $38,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,6600.83%2.38%
201561,1500.15%-
201461,0600.41%-
201360,8101.02%-
201260,190--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 107 industries in the manufacturing 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 lime and gypsum product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $82,630. The lowest paying industry is the textile furnishings mills industry (annual salary $45,310). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$81,700
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$78,250
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$75,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$74,790
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$73,630
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,240
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$69,450
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$69,400
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$67,770
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$66,830
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$66,170
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$65,910
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$65,790
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$65,570
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$65,570
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,440
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,620
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$64,410
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$64,370
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$64,250
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$63,350
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$63,140
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$62,740
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$62,660
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$62,560
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$62,320
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$62,120
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,730
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$61,460
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$61,430
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$61,190
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$61,060
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,030
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$60,960
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,950
Ship and Boat Building
$60,920
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$60,910
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$60,890
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$60,840
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$60,800
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,660
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$60,270
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$60,050
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,940
Apparel Manufacturing
$59,920
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$59,890
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,880
Other Food Manufacturing
$59,670
Paper Manufacturing
$59,650
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$59,650
Tobacco Manufacturing
$59,480
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$59,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,450
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$59,430
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$59,230
Hardware Manufacturing
$59,220
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$59,190
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,170
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,160
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$59,130
Beverage Manufacturing
$59,130
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$59,090
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$58,980
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,870
Forging and Stamping
$58,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$58,800
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,700
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$58,560
Foundries
$58,450
Printing and Related Support Activities
$58,080
Printing and Related Support Activities
$58,080
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$58,080
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$58,070
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$58,070
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$58,020
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$57,740
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,740
Footwear Manufacturing
$57,710
Machine Shops
$57,700
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$57,560
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$56,860
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,720
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$56,640
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$56,570
Food Manufacturing
$56,260
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$56,250
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$56,230
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$56,030
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$55,960
Other Textile Product Mills
$55,650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,280
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,120
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$54,940
Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,760
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$54,670
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,230
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$53,780
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$53,780
Textile Mills
$52,610
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$51,580
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$51,470
Fabric Mills
$51,060
Textile Product Mills
$50,930
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$48,640
Textile Furnishings Mills
$45,310

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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