Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,760
25th Percentile Wage
$51,990
50th Percentile Wage
$66,460
75th Percentile Wage
$88,760
90th Percentile Wage
$115,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $115,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,760.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,460
2.11% 12.49%
2016
$65,060
0.42% -
2015
$64,790
4.60% -
2014
$61,810
3.09% -
2013
$59,900
2.90% -
2012
$58,160
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $48,210 to $70,250. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $70,250. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $69,780). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$70,250
Framingham
$69,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$69,210
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$67,380
Peabody
$66,880
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$66,330
Worcester
$63,660
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$62,830
Barnstable Town
$59,080
Springfield
$56,890
New Bedford
$55,630
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$54,260
Pittsfield
$52,590
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$48,210




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