Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
456,170 0.5 % $30.09 $62,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.17 $20.72 $27.60 $36.56 $47.18
Annual Wage (2) $33,630 $43,090 $57,420 $76,050 $98,130


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 77,930 2.26 $28.29 $58,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 34,080 1.54 $32.09 $66,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,170 1.27 $39.72 $82,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,680 0.35 $28.86 $60,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 17,910 1.47 $31.85 $66,250

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 670 10.23 $31.92 $66,390
Employment Services 77,930 2.26 $28.29 $58,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 34,080 1.54 $32.09 $66,750
Office Administrative Services 6,690 1.49 $30.01 $62,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 17,910 1.47 $31.85 $66,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.32 $52.07 $108,300
Software Publishers 2,370 0.78 $42.40 $88,180
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,690 0.38 $40.67 $84,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,070 0.55 $40.53 $84,310
Other Information Services 1,680 0.81 $39.94 $83,070


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 50,790 3.36 1.00 $34.26 $71,260
Texas 40,840 3.64 1.08 $30.48 $63,400
New York 29,000 3.29 0.98 $33.57 $69,840
Florida 26,420 3.45 1.02 $26.06 $54,210
Pennsylvania 19,630 3.47 1.03 $31.12 $64,720



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 6,640 9.84 2.91 $42.57 $88,540
Virginia 17,360 4.76 1.41 $33.57 $69,830
Minnesota 12,180 4.46 1.32 $27.87 $57,980
Washington 11,900 4.11 1.22 $32.75 $68,130
Massachusetts 13,140 3.95 1.17 $33.48 $69,630



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 6,640 9.84 2.91 $42.57 $88,540
Maryland 10,080 3.94 1.17 $34.64 $72,040
California 50,790 3.36 1.00 $34.26 $71,260
New York 29,000 3.29 0.98 $33.57 $69,840
Virginia 17,360 4.76 1.41 $33.57 $69,830




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 20,860 3.87 1.15 $35.20 $73,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,260 6.84 2.03 $40.11 $83,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,940 3.19 0.94 $32.14 $66,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,920 3.18 0.94 $30.04 $62,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,010 3.87 1.15 $32.40 $67,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,450 4.67 1.38 $33.06 $68,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10,430 4.37 1.29 $28.29 $58,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,530 5.23 1.55 $28.75 $59,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 8,370 4.66 1.38 $35.33 $73,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,880 4.23 1.25 $34.49 $71,730