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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,730
25th Percentile Wage
$43,330
50th Percentile Wage
$55,940
75th Percentile Wage
$71,640
90th Percentile Wage
$86,600

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 $86,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,730.

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
$55,940
3.45% 10.40%
2016
$54,010
3.30% -
2015
$52,230
0.40% -
2014
$52,020
3.06% -
2013
$50,430
0.61% -
2012
$50,120
- -

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 $63,650. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $63,650. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $61,860). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$63,650
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$61,860
Madison
$60,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$59,040
Sheboygan
$58,140
Janesville
$57,150
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$56,990
Eau Claire
$54,760
Green Bay
$54,650
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,240
Wausau
$53,970
Duluth
$52,340
Fond du Lac
$51,760
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,890
Racine
$50,400
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,050
Oshkosh-Neenah
$49,620
La Crosse
$48,940
Appleton
$48,690
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,740




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