The salary statistics of human resources workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of human resources workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of human resources workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The human resources workers 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources workers is $102,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,110. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 210% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of human resources workers 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 workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $74,750. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $39,230).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |