Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,550
25th Percentile Wage
$43,280
50th Percentile Wage
$56,970
75th Percentile Wage
$71,630
90th Percentile Wage
$87,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of retail 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 $87,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $33,550.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,970
1.70% 2.00%
2016
$56,000
0.54% -
2015
$55,700
0.16% -
2014
$55,610
0.97% -
2013
$55,070
-1.38% -
2012
$55,830
- -

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 42 industries in the retail 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 gasoline stations industry with an annual salary $82,870. The lowest paying industry is the used merchandise stores industry (annual salary $39,500). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Gasoline Stations
$82,870
Gasoline Stations
$82,870
Other General Merchandise Stores
$67,060
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$63,520
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$63,520
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$62,740
Nonstore Retailers
$62,410
Direct Selling Establishments
$61,380
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$60,990
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$60,830
Furniture Stores
$60,500
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$60,480
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$59,960
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$59,940
Home Furnishings Stores
$59,050
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$58,920
Sporting Goods Stores
$58,770
General Merchandise Stores
$58,610
Health and Personal Care Stores
$58,290
Health and Personal Care Stores
$58,290
Department Stores
$57,790
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores
$57,280
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$57,210
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$57,210
Book Stores and News Dealers
$55,540
Automobile Dealers
$55,350
Vending Machine Operators
$55,270
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$55,140
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$54,520
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$52,940
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$52,900
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$52,190
Clothing Stores
$52,000
Specialty Food Stores
$50,350
Food and Beverage Stores
$49,900
Shoe Stores
$49,780
Food and Beverage Stores
$49,680
Grocery Stores
$48,690
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$48,450
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$43,770
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$42,020
Used Merchandise Stores
$39,500

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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