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
$37,870
25th Percentile Wage
$47,810
50th Percentile Wage
$60,700
75th Percentile Wage
$77,870
90th Percentile Wage
$99,820

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 $99,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $37,870.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,7000.66%4.35%
201560,3001.56%-
201459,3600.30%-
201359,1801.89%-
201258,060--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 23 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 apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $63,950. 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
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$63,950
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$63,690
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$62,640
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,540
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$62,540
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
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers
$60,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$60,530
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$60,340
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$60,310
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$60,020
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$59,670
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$59,590
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$59,460
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,980
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$58,890
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$58,300
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$58,240
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$56,340
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$56,180
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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