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
$31,660
25th Percentile Wage
$41,240
50th Percentile Wage
$56,000
75th Percentile Wage
$71,440
90th Percentile Wage
$86,210

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 $86,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $31,660.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,0000.54%0.30%
201555,7000.16%-
201455,6100.97%-
201355,070-1.38%-
201255,830--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 34 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 $85,540. The lowest paying industry is the clothing stores industry (annual salary $35,880). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Gasoline Stations
$85,540
Gasoline Stations
$85,540
Other General Merchandise Stores
$67,060
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$65,850
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$65,850
Home Furnishings Stores
$62,550
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$61,150
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$60,830
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$60,640
Furniture Stores
$60,290
Nonstore Retailers
$60,090
General Merchandise Stores
$59,420
Department Stores
$57,790
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$57,490
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$57,180
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$57,160
Direct Selling Establishments
$54,890
Sporting Goods Stores
$53,520
Health and Personal Care Stores
$52,730
Health and Personal Care Stores
$52,730
Automobile Dealers
$52,710
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$52,650
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$52,550
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$50,850
Specialty Food Stores
$50,350
Food and Beverage Stores
$48,940
Grocery Stores
$48,690
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$48,550
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$47,690
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$40,040
Used Merchandise Stores
$39,500
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$37,120
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$36,150
Clothing Stores
$35,880

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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