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
$44,250
25th Percentile Wage
$56,580
50th Percentile Wage
$73,800
75th Percentile Wage
$96,020
90th Percentile Wage
$123,320

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 $123,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $44,250.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,8000.04%8.74%
201573,7702.56%-
201471,8802.50%-
201370,0803.90%-
201267,350--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 20 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $78,460. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $60,850). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$78,460
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$76,700
Other Information Services
$76,000
Other Information Services
$76,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$74,770
Telecommunications
$74,490
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$73,850
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,260
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$73,260
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$72,750
Sound Recording Industries
$71,900
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$70,540
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$70,450
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$69,000
Television Broadcasting
$67,550
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$66,830
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$66,300
Other Telecommunications
$64,870
Radio Broadcasting
$63,290
Newspaper Publishers
$60,850

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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