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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,690
25th Percentile Wage
$32,840
50th Percentile Wage
$39,480
75th Percentile Wage
$47,930
90th Percentile Wage
$57,020

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 $57,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,690. 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 113% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,480
1.17% 4.99%
2016
$39,020
2.36% -
2015
$38,100
0.16% -
2014
$38,040
0.95% -
2013
$37,680
0.45% -
2012
$37,510
- -

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 $47,900. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $34,500).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$47,900
Information
$45,200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$41,490
Mining
$40,770
Educational Services
$40,730
Construction
$40,720
Finance and Insurance
$40,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,400
Manufacturing
$39,130
Wholesale Trade
$39,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$37,160
Accommodation and Food Services
$36,500
Retail Trade
$35,670
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$34,500

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 $21,160 to $52,770. The highest paying state for human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $52,770. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,160. 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
$52,770
Alaska
$47,560
Connecticut
$45,670
Massachusetts
$45,440
Washington
$44,120
Colorado
$43,680
Maryland
$43,600
New York
$42,920
Hawaii
$42,400
New Jersey
$42,200
Kentucky
$42,050
California
$42,000
Virginia
$41,560
Minnesota
$41,070
Rhode Island
$41,010
North Dakota
$40,960
Missouri
$40,550
Illinois
$40,350
Utah
$40,110
Oregon
$39,670
Tennessee
$39,660
Vermont
$38,680
Iowa
$38,610
Ohio
$38,410
Wyoming
$38,360
Indiana
$38,340
Texas
$38,240
Nebraska
$38,210
Pennsylvania
$38,180
Maine
$37,940
Kansas
$37,850
Georgia
$37,830
Oklahoma
$37,830
Arizona
$37,810
New Hampshire
$37,700
Wisconsin
$37,330
Mississippi
$37,220
Louisiana
$37,210
Nevada
$37,110
North Carolina
$37,080
Michigan
$36,890
Delaware
$36,690
New Mexico
$36,690
Idaho
$36,620
West Virginia
$36,610
Virgin Islands
$36,220
Alabama
$36,130
Florida
$36,020
Montana
$35,920
South Carolina
$35,250
Arkansas
$34,700
Guam
$33,430
South Dakota
$32,450
Puerto Rico
$21,160



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