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
$39,270
25th Percentile Wage
$49,070
50th Percentile Wage
$62,260
75th Percentile Wage
$80,060
90th Percentile Wage
$101,730

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 $101,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $39,270.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,260
0.96% 3.32%
2016
$61,660
0.83% -
2015
$61,150
0.15% -
2014
$61,060
0.41% -
2013
$60,810
1.02% -
2012
$60,190
- -

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 115 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 aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $82,770. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $48,890). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$82,770
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,630
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$76,290
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$75,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$74,660
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$73,360
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$72,490
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,600
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$69,280
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$69,090
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$67,840
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$67,770
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$67,440
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,600
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$66,170
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$65,470
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,440
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$65,250
Chemical Manufacturing
$65,170
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,350
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$64,250
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$64,050
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$63,960
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$63,330
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$63,140
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$62,990
Chemical Manufacturing
$62,850
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$62,770
Ship and Boat Building
$62,690
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$62,560
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,520
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$62,440
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$62,360
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$62,320
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$62,310
Apparel Manufacturing
$62,130
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,070
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,850
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$61,710
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$61,380
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,240
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$61,220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$61,220
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$61,190
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$61,020
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$60,890
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$60,840
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,660
Foundries
$60,560
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$60,530
Beverage Manufacturing
$60,520
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$60,470
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$60,450
Other Food Manufacturing
$60,340
Paper Manufacturing
$60,210
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$60,140
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,110
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$59,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,680
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$59,650
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,630
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$59,610
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$59,600
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$59,570
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,520
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$59,460
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,450
Hardware Manufacturing
$59,220
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$59,090
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$59,020
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$58,980
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$58,980
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,870
Forging and Stamping
$58,820
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$58,640
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$58,640
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$58,550
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,370
Footwear Manufacturing
$58,270
Food Manufacturing
$58,230
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$58,070
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$58,020
Machine Shops
$57,750
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$57,680
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$57,590
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$57,230
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$57,230
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,170
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$57,100
Printing and Related Support Activities
$57,070
Printing and Related Support Activities
$57,070
Other Textile Product Mills
$56,950
Tobacco Manufacturing
$56,840
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$56,800
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,720
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$56,640
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$56,570
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$56,430
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$56,230
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$55,950
Textile Mills
$55,790
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,790
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$55,420
Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,860
Fabric Mills
$54,650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,340
Textile Product Mills
$54,180
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$54,080
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$53,870
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$53,780
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$52,820
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$51,670
Textile Furnishings Mills
$50,820
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$48,890

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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