Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

13-1071 Human Resources Specialists

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers. Excludes "Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists" (13-1141) and "Training and Development Specialists" (13-1151).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
394,380 0.6 % $29.16 $60,660 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.75 $20.11 $26.83 $35.64 $45.86
Annual Wage (2) $32,770 $41,820 $55,800 $74,130 $95,380


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 63,970 2.05 $27.46 $57,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises 28,540 1.42 $30.80 $64,070
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,580 1.25 $38.66 $80,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 17,910 0.33 $27.71 $57,630
State Government (OES Designation) 17,290 0.79 $22.23 $46,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 63,970 2.05 $27.46 $57,110
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4,940 1.52 $21.23 $44,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises 28,540 1.42 $30.80 $64,070
Office Administrative Services 5,500 1.33 $28.26 $58,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 14,210 1.29 $31.37 $65,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sound Recording Industries 40 0.24 $40.14 $83,490
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,240 0.27 $39.12 $81,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,580 1.25 $38.66 $80,410
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 70 0.45 $38.36 $79,780
Software Publishers 1,660 0.59 $38.14 $79,330


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 43,100 3.01 1.00 $32.57 $67,740
Texas 33,620 3.18 1.05 $28.95 $60,210
New York 25,900 3.03 1.00 $32.20 $66,980
Florida 22,360 3.07 1.02 $25.54 $53,120
Pennsylvania 16,980 3.03 1.00 $29.89 $62,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 6,180 9.46 3.13 $42.62 $88,660
Virginia 16,810 4.67 1.54 $33.02 $68,670
Maryland 10,740 4.28 1.41 $32.78 $68,190
Minnesota 9,970 3.78 1.25 $26.37 $54,850
Washington 9,600 3.47 1.15 $31.09 $64,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 6,180 9.46 3.13 $42.62 $88,660
Connecticut 4,650 2.87 0.95 $34.16 $71,050
Virginia 16,810 4.67 1.54 $33.02 $68,670
Maryland 10,740 4.28 1.41 $32.78 $68,190
California 43,100 3.01 1.00 $32.57 $67,740





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 18,860 3.66 1.21 $33.76 $70,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,080 6.86 2.27 $39.75 $82,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,640 3.01 0.99 $32.24 $67,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,110 2.78 0.92 $31.98 $66,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,640 3.82 1.26 $27.58 $57,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,460 3.20 1.06 $31.82 $66,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,370 3.99 1.32 $30.58 $63,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,790 4.45 1.47 $26.97 $56,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,920 4.05 1.34 $32.49 $67,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,490 3.56 1.18 $32.98 $68,600