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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
$32,480
25th Percentile Wage
$39,810
50th Percentile Wage
$50,800
75th Percentile Wage
$65,190
90th Percentile Wage
$82,070

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 $82,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $32,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,8001.42%5.43%
201550,0800.60%-
201449,7801.87%-
201348,8501.66%-
201248,040--

Compare Human Resources Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of human resources workers in 41 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 $62,440. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $38,990). 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
$62,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,950
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$59,760
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,720
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$58,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,810
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,700
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,290
Hospitals - Local government owned
$54,290
Offices of Physicians
$54,020
Outpatient Care Centers
$53,520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,740
Ambulance Services
$52,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$51,620
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,610
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$51,300
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,130
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,860
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,770
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,450
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,400
Child Day Care Services
$48,640
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$48,420
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$48,200
Offices of Dentists
$47,590
Home Health Care Services
$46,980
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,690
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$46,610
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,380
Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,850
Individual and Family Services
$44,520
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$44,410
Social Assistance
$43,370
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$40,970
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$38,990

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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