What does a HRIS Analyst do?

HRIS analysts collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data contained within a company’s Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) databases. They set up and maintain the system, study the data, and create reports summarizing important findings. They work closely with other teams and stakeholders to identify data points that would be significant, and then perform data analysis to gather that information. They are responsible for managing software installation or upgrades.

HRIS analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and may also have an HR background. They should be comfortable using programming languages, proficient with data analytics, and able to oversee software upgrades and integrations. These analysts should have experience using tools like Oracle E-Business Suite. Familiarity with HR software programs is helpful. Strong organizational skills are required.

What responsibilities are common for HRIS Analyst jobs?
  • Perform regular HRIS data audits to ensure system accuracy.
  • Manage configuration including foundational elements, associations, business rules, picklists, etc.
  • Solicit feedback and identify overall needs of HRMS end users.
  • Lead, mentor, counsel and manage performance of project staff.
  • Analyze current systems and processes and identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Participate in projects to assess, select and implement technology changes.
  • Responsible for back end system configurations and interface management.
  • Responsible for helping develop skills and abilities of employees.
  • Develop and lead analytics strategy to proactively provide the necessary data and insights to support business.
  • Create and manage dashboards and other information delivery services for internal customers.
  • Develop complex ad hoc queries and develop customized reports to meet user needs.
  • Ensure workflows, approvals and notifications are operating as designed.
  • Team with IT to manage system feeds to vendors and other related systems.
  • Identify improvements to enhance user experience and drive optimization.
  • Review and tests upgrades to determine the functionality associated with each system change.
  • Maintain and develop enterprise wide metrics for strategic reporting and analysis.
What are the typical qualifications for HRIS Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • Experience using Workday HCM or similar systems.
  • Exhibit strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • Familiar with all aspects of onboarding process.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a HRIS Analyst make?

Confident
$82,044 /yr
Total Pay
$76,513
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$5,532
 /yr

Additional Pay

$82,044

 / yr
$56K$122K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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HRIS Analyst Career Path

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

HRis Analyst
$82,044/yr
Senior HRis Analyst
$95,965/yr
HRIS Analyst

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
19%
2 - 4
72%
5 - 7
7%
8+
2%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

HRIS Analyst Insights

Read what HRIS Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
CentroMotionCentroMotion
HRIS Intern
Aug 10, 2021

“I was very grateful for this internship and would look to start a career here in the future!”

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HRIS Analyst
Feb 9, 2022

“Good good good good good”

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HRIS
Sep 3, 2021

“While there may not be layoffs there are areas that have been outsourced to save money.”

Ciox HealthCiox Health
HRIS Analyst
Aug 31, 2021

“Consistent emphasis on associate career development and meeting individual professional goals.”

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Senior HRIS Analyst
Mar 14, 2022

“My team is amazing and I feel valued for the my contributions.”

Southern Veterinary PartnersSouthern Veterinary Partners
HRIS Manager
Mar 14, 2022

“I am reminded and rewarded with consistent affirmation and a good salary.”

AvidXchangeAvidXchange
HRIS Manager
Jul 25, 2022

“functional teams and really make an impact on the future of the organization.”

PearsonPearson
Senior HRIS Analyst
Aug 27, 2021

“Good hmo and pto.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a HRIS Analyst

When working as a HRIS Analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are System Configuration, Report Writing, Interface, Oracle HCM Cloud, and Microsoft Office Suite.

The most similar professions to HRIS Analyst are:
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Business Partner

The most common qualifications to become a HRIS Analyst 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.

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