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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
$37,650
25th Percentile Wage
$49,250
50th Percentile Wage
$65,850
75th Percentile Wage
$86,610
90th Percentile Wage
$113,500

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 $113,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $37,650.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,8500.87%5.03%
201565,2803.02%-
201463,3100.41%-
201363,0500.81%-
201262,540--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 15 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 $73,520. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $48,340). 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
$73,520
Scientific Research and Development Services
$73,130
Legal Services
$70,290
Testing Laboratories
$69,350
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$68,780
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$68,740
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$68,430
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$67,200
Engineering Services
$66,030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$65,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$62,600
Specialized Design Services
$61,660
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,910
Veterinary Services
$48,340

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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