Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,530
25th Percentile Wage
$50,500
50th Percentile Wage
$63,150
75th Percentile Wage
$82,930
90th Percentile Wage
$106,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,530.

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
$63,150
1.81% 2.38%
2016
$62,010
1.03% -
2015
$61,370
-1.01% -
2014
$61,990
0.06% -
2013
$61,950
0.48% -
2012
$61,650
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Washington ranges from $49,150 to $72,680. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $72,680. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $67,270). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $49,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$72,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$67,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$66,250
Bremerton-Silverdale
$65,010
Olympia
$62,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$59,630
Tacoma
$59,420
Longview
$56,510
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$55,540
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$54,830
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$54,730
Spokane
$54,680
Bellingham
$54,150
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$53,730
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$52,510
Yakima
$51,610
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$49,710
Lewiston
$49,150




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