Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,600
25th Percentile Wage
$48,540
50th Percentile Wage
$61,550
75th Percentile Wage
$78,740
90th Percentile Wage
$100,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $100,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $38,600.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,550
1.38% 5.67%
2016
$60,700
0.66% -
2015
$60,300
1.56% -
2014
$59,360
0.30% -
2013
$59,180
1.89% -
2012
$58,060
- -

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 27 industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $64,500. The lowest paying industry is the lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $55,100). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,500
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$64,500
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$63,980
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$63,760
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$62,640
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$62,100
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$61,620
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$61,460
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers
$61,370
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$61,350
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$61,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$61,010
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$60,310
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$60,140
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$60,040
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$60,020
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$59,670
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$59,460
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$59,040
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$58,450
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,300
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,240
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$57,490
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$56,660
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$56,340
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$55,100

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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