Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,590
25th Percentile Wage
$44,150
50th Percentile Wage
$56,600
75th Percentile Wage
$72,970
90th Percentile Wage
$91,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of educational 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 $91,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $35,590.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,6001.73%7.61%
201555,6201.89%-
201454,5701.78%-
201353,6002.44%-
201252,290--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 27 industries in the educational 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 elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry with an annual salary $65,620. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $46,180). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$65,620
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$63,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$59,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,170
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$58,020
Educational Services - Privately owned
$57,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,300
Educational Support Services
$57,250
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,100
Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,610
Educational Services
$56,600
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$56,310
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$55,760
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$55,720
Technical and Trade Schools
$55,690
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$55,600
Educational Services - State government owned
$55,070
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$55,010
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$54,280
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$51,770
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$49,440
Other Schools and Instruction
$49,380
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$48,860
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$48,400
Junior colleges - State government owned
$48,390
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$46,180

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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