Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,240
25th Percentile Wage
$42,070
50th Percentile Wage
$54,010
75th Percentile Wage
$68,270
90th Percentile Wage
$82,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.46
25th Percentile Wage
$20.23
50th Percentile Wage
$25.97
75th Percentile Wage
$32.82
90th Percentile Wage
$39.67

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.67. The median hourly salary is $25.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.46.

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
201654,0103.30%7.20%
201552,2300.40%-
201452,0203.06%-
201350,4300.61%-
201250,120--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $43,740 to $60,220. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $60,220. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Madison (mean annual salary $57,490). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$60,220
Madison
$57,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$57,310
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,520
Lake County-Kenosha County
$56,180
Sheboygan
$55,950
Janesville
$55,680
Wausau
$53,340
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,200
Green Bay
$51,220
Eau Claire
$51,080
Fond du Lac
$50,940
Duluth
$50,090
La Crosse
$49,880
Appleton
$49,620
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,790
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,720
Racine
$47,120
Oshkosh-Neenah
$45,990
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,740


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