Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,080
25th Percentile Wage
$48,310
50th Percentile Wage
$61,620
75th Percentile Wage
$80,020
90th Percentile Wage
$101,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,080.

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
$61,620
0.83% 5.86%
2016
$61,110
0.18% -
2015
$61,000
1.13% -
2014
$60,310
0.86% -
2013
$59,790
2.98% -
2012
$58,010
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $46,420 to $75,210. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $75,210. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $70,780). The lowest paying area is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $46,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$75,210
Philadelphia
$70,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$68,260
York-Hanover
$63,790
Lebanon
$60,010
Pittsburgh
$58,450
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$57,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$57,510
Reading
$57,110
Altoona
$56,630
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,190
State College
$55,570
Lancaster
$55,440
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,790
Erie
$52,680
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,280
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,420
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$50,480
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,020
Williamsport
$48,610
Johnstown
$46,420




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