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Human Resources Worker Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of human resources workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources worker salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,070
25th Percentile Wage
$40,370
50th Percentile Wage
$51,570
75th Percentile Wage
$66,260
90th Percentile Wage
$83,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 workers is $83,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $33,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,570
1.49% 6.85%
2016
$50,800
1.42% -
2015
$50,080
0.60% -
2014
$49,780
1.87% -
2013
$48,850
1.66% -
2012
$48,040
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Compare Human Resources Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of human resources workers in 42 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for human resources worker occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $64,090. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $40,260). For detailed human resources worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$64,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$61,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,300
Hospitals - State government owned
$60,210
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$59,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,510
Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,400
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$58,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,720
Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,710
Offices of Physicians
$54,970
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$54,890
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$54,210
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,670
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,000
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,710
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,500
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,230
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$51,980
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,600
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$51,120
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$50,180
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$49,760
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$49,250
Ambulance Services
$49,180
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,150
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,490
Offices of Optometrists
$48,400
Home Health Care Services
$48,020
Child Day Care Services
$47,950
Offices of Dentists
$47,140
Other Residential Care Facilities
$46,770
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,440
Individual and Family Services
$45,480
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$44,990
Social Assistance
$44,500
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$42,310
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$40,260

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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