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Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,450
25th Percentile Wage
$51,330
50th Percentile Wage
$68,090
75th Percentile Wage
$90,750
90th Percentile Wage
$119,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $119,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $39,450.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,090
3.29% 8.15%
2016
$65,850
0.87% -
2015
$65,280
3.02% -
2014
$63,310
0.41% -
2013
$63,050
0.81% -
2012
$62,540
- -

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $76,750. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $49,870). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$76,750
Scientific Research and Development Services
$76,020
Legal Services
$71,330
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$70,330
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$70,240
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$69,770
Engineering Services
$68,930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$68,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$68,010
Testing Laboratories
$67,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,110
Specialized Design Services
$62,840
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,590
Photographic Services
$52,890
Veterinary Services
$49,870

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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