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Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Salary Information

The salary statistics of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,860
25th Percentile Wage
$32,190
50th Percentile Wage
$39,020
75th Percentile Wage
$47,560
90th Percentile Wage
$56,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping is $56,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,860. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 118% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,0202.36%3.87%
201538,1000.16%-
201438,0400.95%-
201337,6800.45%-
201237,510--

Table 2. Human Resources Assistant, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $48,520. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $34,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$48,520
Information
$45,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,550
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,900
Mining
$42,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,940
Construction
$40,780
Educational Services
$39,980
Finance and Insurance
$39,860
Wholesale Trade
$39,510
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,130
Manufacturing
$38,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$38,930
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,530
Accommodation and Food Services
$35,030
Retail Trade
$34,890
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$34,250
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,120

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping by States

From the above tables we note that not only human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,440 to $52,420. The highest paying state for human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $52,420. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,440. For more salary information of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$52,420
Alaska
$46,740
Massachusetts
$45,740
Connecticut
$44,360
Washington
$43,260
Maryland
$42,660
California
$42,610
Colorado
$42,060
New Jersey
$41,080
Hawaii
$40,900
New York
$40,790
Kentucky
$40,620
Illinois
$40,010
Wyoming
$40,000
Minnesota
$39,930
Virginia
$39,850
North Dakota
$39,710
Vermont
$39,640
Oregon
$39,590
Missouri
$39,010
Rhode Island
$38,750
Utah
$38,670
New Hampshire
$38,520
Indiana
$38,230
Texas
$37,930
Ohio
$37,790
Pennsylvania
$37,760
Iowa
$37,740
Tennessee
$37,700
Georgia
$37,690
Louisiana
$37,510
Michigan
$37,500
Maine
$37,420
Kansas
$37,290
West Virginia
$37,120
Arizona
$36,820
Wisconsin
$36,760
Mississippi
$36,740
Idaho
$36,690
Nebraska
$36,620
Oklahoma
$36,620
Delaware
$36,350
Nevada
$36,350
Virgin Islands
$36,280
New Mexico
$36,040
Montana
$36,020
South Carolina
$36,020
North Carolina
$35,800
Florida
$35,610
Arkansas
$35,510
Alabama
$35,130
South Dakota
$32,390
Guam
$32,390
Puerto Rico
$19,440



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