Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
491,090 0.5 % $30.63 $63,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.40 $21.05 $28.06 $37.16 $48.04
Annual Wage (2) $34,120 $43,780 $58,350 $77,300 $99,920


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 85,380 2.38 $28.66 $59,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37,840 1.67 $32.35 $67,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,820 1.30 $39.65 $82,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 19,580 1.57 $33.69 $70,080
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,810 0.35 $29.83 $62,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Exchanges 370 7.40 $32.09 $66,740
Employment Services 85,380 2.38 $28.66 $59,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 37,840 1.67 $32.35 $67,300
Office Administrative Services 7,610 1.65 $30.61 $63,660
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 19,580 1.57 $33.69 $70,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 2,690 0.82 $42.80 $89,020
Other Information Services 2,070 0.89 $41.39 $86,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,120 0.58 $40.51 $84,260
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,100 0.48 $40.22 $83,650
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,610 0.36 $39.85 $82,890


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 54,050 3.49 0.98 $35.76 $74,370
Texas 44,650 3.86 1.08 $31.13 $64,750
New York 30,180 3.36 0.94 $34.80 $72,380
Florida 29,260 3.69 1.04 $26.53 $55,180
Pennsylvania 21,200 3.71 1.04 $31.51 $65,540



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 6,430 9.51 2.67 $43.20 $89,860
Virginia 18,340 4.98 1.40 $33.90 $70,510
Delaware 2,000 4.61 1.29 $29.73 $61,850
Washington 13,190 4.42 1.24 $32.73 $68,070
Minnesota 11,970 4.32 1.21 $29.70 $61,770



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 6,430 9.51 2.67 $43.20 $89,860
California 54,050 3.49 0.98 $35.76 $74,370
Massachusetts 13,880 4.09 1.15 $34.81 $72,410
New York 30,180 3.36 0.94 $34.80 $72,380
Maryland 10,790 4.16 1.17 $34.28 $71,300




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,630 3.80 1.07 $36.05 $74,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,970 7.02 1.97 $40.09 $83,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 13,510 3.29 0.92 $34.34 $71,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,720 3.56 1.00 $29.31 $60,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,330 4.21 1.18 $32.93 $68,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,430 4.90 1.38 $32.66 $67,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 11,120 4.48 1.26 $29.67 $61,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,540 5.07 1.42 $30.84 $64,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,110 5.28 1.48 $35.77 $74,410
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,990 4.54 1.27 $37.52 $78,030