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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
$33,030
25th Percentile Wage
$40,250
50th Percentile Wage
$51,340
75th Percentile Wage
$65,800
90th Percentile Wage
$82,600

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 $82,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $33,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,340
1.48% 7.13%
2016
$50,580
1.46% -
2015
$49,840
0.84% -
2014
$49,420
1.88% -
2013
$48,490
1.67% -
2012
$47,680
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Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists 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 specialist occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $63,730. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $40,270). 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
$63,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$61,250
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$60,210
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$60,180
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,840
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$59,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,070
Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,970
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$57,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,050
Hospitals - Local government owned
$55,030
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$54,890
Offices of Physicians
$54,800
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$54,170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,630
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,440
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$52,230
Outpatient Care Centers
$52,190
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,080
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$52,000
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$51,880
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,470
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)
$49,740
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$49,230
Ambulance Services
$49,130
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,110
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,450
Offices of Optometrists
$48,400
Child Day Care Services
$47,950
Home Health Care Services
$47,950
Offices of Dentists
$47,140
Other Residential Care Facilities
$46,710
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,400
Individual and Family Services
$45,420
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$44,960
Social Assistance
$44,470
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$42,220
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$40,270

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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