What does a HR Administrator do?

As an HR Administrator, you are responsible for the HR functions for the organization. You will provide guidance on the employee lifecycle including developing training opportunities. You will oversee employee benefits, payroll and performance management. You will champion the organization's diversity and inclusion program

An ideal candidate will have 3 years of HR experience and have a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field and a PHR or SPHR certification. You need to be proficient with HRIS and have experience with hiring wage employees, training and development programs, conducting performance management and investigations.

  • Oversee organizations diversity awareness program
  • Mentor managers on employee development best practices
  • Responsible for administering performance management program
  • Advise leadership on hiring and terminations
  • Oversee payroll, employee benefits and FMLA
  • Provide guidance on employee behavior and conflict resolution
  • Conduct investigations in response to employee complaints
  • Provide training and development opportunities
  • PHR, SPHR or other HR certification, required
  • Master's degree in Human Resource Management or related field, required
  • 3+ years of HR experience
  • Proficiency with HRIS
  • Experience hiring hourly employees
  • Demonstrated ability with training and development programs
  • Adept with performance management and investigations
  • Proficiency with employee relations and EEO
  • Skilled in employee benefits administration
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

HR Administrator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$46,164 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $46K
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HR Administrator Career Path

Learn how to become a HR Administrator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what HR Administrator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Al Khaja Group
Human Resources Administrator
Jul 17, 2020

“Al Khaja is a Group of company so will get good opportunity for career growth.”

Human Resources Administrator
Jul 14, 2021

“This is the best place if you want to start your career or advance it.”

Right at HomeRight at Home
Human Resources Administrator
Aug 11, 2020

“I enjoy the benefits of having a flexible schedule and would recommend Right at Home to anyone looking for a rewarding career.”

Human Resources Administrator
Jun 14, 2021

“No career progression and not D&i”

St. Patrick’s Mental Health ServicesSt. Patrick’s Mental Health Services
Junior Human Resources Administrator
Jul 9, 2020

“It was a lovely role as i was able to get a feel for what my future in HR would be like.”

Rose InternationalRose International
Human Resources Administrator
Jan 29, 2020

“Good and reliable pay.”

Foreseeson TechnologyForeseeson Technology
Human Resources Administrator
Dec 1, 2021

“More competitive compensation and benefit.”

NYU (New York University)NYU (New York University)
Department Administrator
Jan 10, 2022

“Computer systems are inadequate because money is not invested on the best systems or the best IT professionals to manage them.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a hr administrator

When working as a hr administrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Written Communication, MS Office, and Outlook.

The most similar professions to hr administrator are:
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  • HR Generalist
  • Hr Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a hr administrator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.