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Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,100
25th Percentile Wage
$39,850
50th Percentile Wage
$51,930
75th Percentile Wage
$66,140
90th Percentile Wage
$84,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $84,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $31,100.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,9300.23%7.51%
201551,8103.96%-
201449,760-0.50%-
201350,0103.96%-
201248,030--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 13 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry with an annual salary $59,030. The lowest paying industry is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry (annual salary $48,360). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$59,030
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$55,170
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,370
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$54,370
Spectator Sports
$53,900
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$53,600
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$53,330
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$51,460
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$51,220
Performing Arts Companies
$50,880
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$50,790
Gambling Industries
$48,430
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$48,360

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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