Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
426,570 0.5 % $29.60 $61,560 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.98 $20.42 $27.23 $36.07 $46.38
Annual Wage (2) $33,240 $42,470 $56,630 $75,030 $96,470


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 70,860 2.16 $27.90 $58,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 31,830 1.49 $31.32 $65,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,580 1.27 $39.03 $81,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 18,600 0.34 $28.01 $58,250
State Government (OES Designation) 18,180 0.83 $22.59 $46,980

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 70,860 2.16 $27.90 $58,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 31,830 1.49 $31.32 $65,140
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4,590 1.42 $21.43 $44,560
Office Administrative Services 5,870 1.34 $28.70 $59,690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 15,460 1.34 $31.41 $65,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,440 0.33 $41.43 $86,170
Software Publishers 2,120 0.73 $40.85 $84,970
Oil and Gas Extraction 910 0.47 $39.36 $81,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,580 1.27 $39.03 $81,190
Sound Recording Industries 30 0.20 $39.03 $81,170


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 47,990 3.26 1.01 $32.55 $67,700
Texas 37,250 3.41 1.06 $29.95 $62,290
New York 28,260 3.27 1.02 $32.80 $68,220
Florida 24,090 3.23 1.00 $25.83 $53,730
Pennsylvania 18,550 3.30 1.03 $30.66 $63,780




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 6,410 9.63 2.99 $42.53 $88,460
Virginia 16,660 4.59 1.43 $33.53 $69,740
Minnesota 11,750 4.37 1.36 $27.01 $56,190
Maryland 10,290 4.06 1.26 $33.85 $70,410
Washington 11,240 3.98 1.24 $32.38 $67,340




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 6,410 9.63 2.99 $42.53 $88,460
Connecticut 5,130 3.14 0.98 $34.30 $71,330
Maryland 10,290 4.06 1.26 $33.85 $70,410
Virginia 16,660 4.59 1.43 $33.53 $69,740
New Jersey 11,840 3.10 0.96 $33.15 $68,940





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 20,280 3.87 1.20 $34.52 $71,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,010 6.76 2.10 $40.01 $83,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,810 3.22 1.00 $30.15 $62,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,220 2.76 0.86 $30.16 $62,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,520 3.45 1.07 $31.56 $65,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9,480 4.11 1.28 $28.13 $58,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,180 4.27 1.33 $32.73 $68,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,150 5.11 1.59 $27.60 $57,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,800 4.46 1.39 $33.77 $70,250
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 7,300 3.97 1.23 $33.95 $70,620