Training Requirements for Human Resources Specialists

Human resources specialists need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Human resources specialists
Percent
Less than High School 1.5
High School 10.4
Some College 18.8
Associates Degree 8.1
Bachelors Degree 43.2
Masters Degree 15.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.2

Employment Outlook for Human Resources Specialists

This represents about 482,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 22,000 more human resources specialists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 139,000 more.

Typical Income for Human Resources Specialists

Hourly Income

On average,human resources specialists make $31.20 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Human resources specialists $16.72 $21.45 $28.45 $37.72 $48.76
Business and financial operations occupations $17.74 $23.78 $31.99 $43.47 $58.13
Business operations specialists $17.35 $23.27 $31.37 $42.23 $55.19
Human resources workers $15.92 $21.18 $28.58 $38.15 $49.43
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, human resources specialists make $64,890 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Human resources specialists $34,770 $44,620 $59,180 $78,460 $101,420
Business and financial operations occupations $36,910 $49,460 $66,530 $90,410 $120,910
Business operations specialists $36,100 $48,400 $65,260 $87,840 $114,790
Human resources workers $33,110 $44,050 $59,440 $79,360 $102,820
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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