Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,380
25th Percentile Wage
$57,650
50th Percentile Wage
$75,120
75th Percentile Wage
$98,270
90th Percentile Wage
$124,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of information. 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 $124,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $45,380.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,120
1.76% 10.34%
2016
$73,800
0.04% -
2015
$73,770
2.56% -
2014
$71,880
2.50% -
2013
$70,080
3.90% -
2012
$67,350
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Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 21 industries in the information 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 sound recording industries industry with an annual salary $79,330. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $63,460). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Sound Recording Industries
$79,330
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$78,110
Software Publishers
$77,860
Other Information Services
$77,290
Other Information Services
$77,290
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$76,700
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$76,160
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$76,160
Telecommunications
$75,630
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,770
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$73,700
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$73,630
Television Broadcasting
$71,990
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$71,160
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$70,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$70,110
Radio Broadcasting
$67,390
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$66,470
Other Telecommunications
$64,870
Satellite Telecommunications
$64,770
Newspaper Publishers
$63,460

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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