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Human Resources in US

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Does working in HR pay well?

A Human Resources Manager's salary averages around $75,000 annually.

Education, experience, and industry all play a part in human resources managers’ earning potential. A bachelor’s degree enables professionals to take on most positions in this field, but more specialized jobs may require a master’s in human resources or business administration. Human resources managers who specialize in the management, scientific services, or technical services industries generally earn the most in this field.

A typical day in the life of a Human Resources Manager might include:

Overseeing the application review, interview, and hiring process for new employees

Mediating employee disputes and advising managers about human resources policies

Working with executive teams to best apply employees’ skills and knowledge.


A Human Resources Assistant typically earns $62,500 annually.

In general, additional experience doesn’t enable human resources assistants to increase their earnings substantially. Improving skills in human resources information systems, employee relations, and database programs, however, can help human resources assistants to advance in their field. Those who work in the management and professional services industries tend to earn the most as human resources assistants, while those in government or health care assistance typically earn less.

A typical day for HR Assistants might include:

Completing paperwork related to new hires, salaries, health care, benefits, and termination

Maintaining employee database files

Processing applications for job openings and collecting candidate data.


Check out SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, for more industry information. 

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$70,000 national avg.

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