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

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,430
25th Percentile Wage
$39,680
50th Percentile Wage
$50,580
75th Percentile Wage
$64,760
90th Percentile Wage
$81,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists 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 specialists is $81,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $32,430.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,5801.46%5.73%
201549,8400.84%-
201449,4201.88%-
201348,4901.67%-
201247,680--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists 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 specialist occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $61,980. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $38,980). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$61,980
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,250
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$59,760
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$59,430
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,160
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$58,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,430
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,330
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,010
Offices of Physicians
$53,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,760
Hospitals - Local government owned
$53,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$53,070
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$52,330
Ambulance Services
$52,000
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$51,620
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,420
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$51,300
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,090
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$50,870
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$50,730
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,380
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$49,370
Child Day Care Services
$48,640
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$48,380
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$48,170
Offices of Dentists
$47,590
Home Health Care Services
$46,910
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,660
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$46,610
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,330
Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,780
Individual and Family Services
$44,460
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$44,360
Social Assistance
$43,330
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$40,800
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$38,980

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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