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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
$32,100
25th Percentile Wage
$41,040
50th Percentile Wage
$53,490
75th Percentile Wage
$69,040
90th Percentile Wage
$87,070

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 $87,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $32,100.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,490
2.92% 10.21%
2016
$51,930
0.23% -
2015
$51,810
3.96% -
2014
$49,760
-0.50% -
2013
$50,010
3.96% -
2012
$48,030
- -

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists in 14 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 $57,980. The lowest paying industry is the gambling industries industry (annual salary $49,580). 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
$57,980
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$56,720
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$56,330
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$56,330
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$55,490
Spectator Sports
$54,940
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$54,860
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$54,600
Performing Arts Companies
$54,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$52,850
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$52,340
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$51,540
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$49,600
Gambling Industries
$49,580

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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