Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Human Resources Generalist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$70,257 / yrTotal Pay
$65,488 / yrBase Pay
$4,770 / yrAdditional Pay

$70,257

 / yr
$50K$100K
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The estimated total pay for a Human Resources Generalist is $70,257 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $65,488 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,770 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For HR Generalist

$63,978 /yr
HR Generalist
$87,807 /yr
Senior HR Generalist
$87,873 /yr
HR Generalist IV
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Related Job Titles

For Human Resources Generalist

Some related job titles are HR Salaries with median pay of $87,354, HR Generalist Salaries with median pay of $63,978, Human Resources Assistant Salaries with median pay of $46,088, Entry Level Human Resources Salaries with median pay of $42,412.

Top Paying Companies

For a Human Resources Generalist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Human Resources Generalist in United States. Employers include Google, Meta and Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE.

1
Google
$147,852/yr
2
Meta
$141,765/yr
7
Boeing
$115,640/yr
10
IBM
$113,802/yr

Top Paying Industries

For a Human Resources Generalist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Human Resources Generalist in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $113,106, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $105,040, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $103,046, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $98,555, and Information Technology with a median total pay of $97,422.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$113,106

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$105,040

    20% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$103,046

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$98,555

    15% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$97,422

    14% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Human Resources Generalist are ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and Schlumberger.

ExxonMobilExxonMobil$128,676/yr
Koch IndustriesKoch Industries$114,225/yr
SchlumbergerSchlumberger$113,106/yr
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Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Human Resources?

Human resources (HR) jobs are an essential part of many businesses and tend to grow at a similar rate as the overall labor market. As the labor market strengthens and businesses increase hiring, more recruiters and HR specialists are needed. Many HR jobs lend themselves well to remote work, which will become more common in the coming years. Smaller companies are expected to continue to shift many HR functions to agencies, rather than rely on in-house specialists, providing opportunities for employees to diversify their work. Data and technology will play an increasingly important role in HR, so digital and quantitative skills can help candidates stand out.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

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HR Generalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$42,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$85,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Human Resources

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$53,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
HR Generalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$38,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Human Resources

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
HR Generalist/Recruiter

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$55,722

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$62,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Human Resources

United States of America

 | <1 year

$31,500

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday

Human Resources Generalist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Human Resources Generalist is $65,488 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Human Resources Generalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 13448 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Human Resources Generalist employees.

The highest salary for a Human Resources Generalist in United States is $91,238 per year.

The lowest salary for a Human Resources Generalist in United States is $47,005 per year.

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