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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,330
25th Percentile Wage
$47,320
50th Percentile Wage
$61,110
75th Percentile Wage
$79,040
90th Percentile Wage
$100,590

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 $100,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.95
25th Percentile Wage
$22.75
50th Percentile Wage
$29.38
75th Percentile Wage
$38.00
90th Percentile Wage
$48.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.36. The median hourly salary is $29.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,1100.18%5.07%
201561,0001.13%-
201460,3100.86%-
201359,7902.98%-
201258,010--

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 $47,270 to $73,380. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $73,380. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $71,020). The lowest paying area is Williamsport with a median annual salary of $47,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$73,380
Philadelphia
$71,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$66,850
York-Hanover
$63,070
Pittsburgh
$59,220
Lebanon
$58,240
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$57,880
Erie
$57,610
Reading
$56,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$56,380
State College
$56,380
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$54,970
Lancaster
$54,210
Altoona
$54,200
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,280
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,050
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,920
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,920
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$49,750
Johnstown
$48,110
Williamsport
$47,270


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