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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Other Food Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Tobacco Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Footwear Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Textile Product Mills
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Textile Furnishings Mills

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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