Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

The salary statistics of human resources specialists in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources specialist salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,530
25th Percentile Wage
$41,910
50th Percentile Wage
$53,860
75th Percentile Wage
$68,540
90th Percentile Wage
$82,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in the industry sector of accommodation and food services. 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 $82,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $33,530.

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 accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,8600.84%14.44%
201553,4105.69%-
201450,3705.10%-
201347,8003.60%-
201246,080--

Compare Human Resources Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of human resources specialists in nine industries in the accommodation and food services 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 full-service restaurants industry with an annual salary $55,820. The lowest paying industry is the rv (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps industry (annual salary $43,660). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Full-Service Restaurants
$55,820
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$55,660
Food Services and Drinking Places
$55,580
Special Food Services
$55,500
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$54,010
Traveler Accommodation
$53,460
Accommodation
$52,880
Casino Hotels
$45,390
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$43,660

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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