Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a HR Generalist make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$64,315 / yrTotal Pay
$59,494 / yrBase Pay
$4,821 / yrAdditional Pay

$64,315

 / yr
$42K$98K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a HR Generalist is $64,315 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $59,494 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 $4,821 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

$64,315 /yr
HR Generalist
$87,520 /yr
Senior HR Generalist
$88,961 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Hr Generalist

Some related job titles are Human Resources Generalist Salaries with median pay of $63,391, Human Resources Salaries with median pay of $60,596, Human Resources Generalist Salaries with median pay of $69,347, Recruiting Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $57,122.

Top Paying Companies

For a Hr Generalist in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Hr Generalist in United States. Employers include Microsoft, McKinsey & Company and IBM.

1
Microsoft
$140,646/yr
3
IBM
$125,990/yr
6
Boeing
$119,618/yr
8
Apple
$111,197/yr
9
Envoy
$107,998/yr
10
Jabil
$107,764/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Hr Generalist in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Hr Generalist in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $100,308, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $99,090, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $91,196, Information Technology with a median total pay of $91,108, and Telecommunications with a median total pay of $89,723.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$100,308

    19% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$99,090

    18% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$91,196

    11% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$91,108

    11% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$89,723

    10% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

Top paying companies in Aerospace & Defense for Hr Generalist are Boeing, CACI International, and Safran.

BoeingBoeing$119,618/yr
SafranSafran$95,490/yr

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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Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$55,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$52,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Human Resources Generalist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Human Resources

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$140,000

/yr

$130K | $10K

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15+ years
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Human Resources

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$82,000

/yr

$76K | $6K

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10-14 years
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Human Resources

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$64,900

/yr

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1-3 years
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Human Resources

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$23

/hr

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7-9 years
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HR Generalist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a HR Generalist is $59,494 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a HR Generalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2966 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a HR Generalist employees.

The highest salary for a HR Generalist in United States is $89,224 per year.

The lowest salary for a HR Generalist in United States is $39,670 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a HR Generalist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a HR Generalist.