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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

13-1071 Human Resources Specialists

Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas. Excludes "Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists" (13-1141) and "Training and Development Specialists" (13-1151).


National estimates for Human Resources Specialists
Industry profile for Human Resources Specialists
Geographic profile for Human Resources Specialists

National estimates for Human Resources Specialists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Human Resources Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
647,810 0.5 % $ 33.38 $ 69,430 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Human Resources Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.13 $ 23.17 $ 30.52 $ 40.36 $ 52.57
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,710 $ 48,190 $ 63,490 $ 83,940 $ 109,350


Industry profile for Human Resources Specialists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Human Resources Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 95,900 3.00 $ 30.87 $ 64,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 51,360 2.12 $ 35.14 $ 73,090
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 30,190 1.45 $ 43.64 $ 90,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 30,140 1.98 $ 36.25 $ 75,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 26,760 1.22 $ 37.20 $ 77,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Human Resources Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 95,900 3.00 $ 30.87 $ 64,210
Office Administrative Services 11,290 2.27 $ 31.56 $ 65,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 51,360 2.12 $ 35.14 $ 73,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 30,140 1.98 $ 36.25 $ 75,390
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 300 1.55 $ 41.60 $ 86,530

Top paying industries for Human Resources Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,010 1.25 $ 48.71 $ 101,330
Other Information Services 3,870 1.11 $ 44.82 $ 93,230
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,870 0.52 $ 43.82 $ 91,130
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 30,190 1.45 $ 43.64 $ 90,770
Software Publishers 5,480 1.12 $ 43.41 $ 90,290


Geographic profile for Human Resources Specialists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Human Resources Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 75,340 4.59 0.98 $ 38.26 $ 79,590
Texas 50,090 4.14 0.89 $ 33.29 $ 69,230
New York 39,720 4.57 0.98 $ 38.15 $ 79,360
Florida 38,290 4.54 0.97 $ 29.53 $ 61,430
Ohio 29,500 5.74 1.23 $ 30.94 $ 64,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 7,300 10.62 2.28 $ 48.89 $ 101,680
Virginia 23,280 6.29 1.35 $ 37.42 $ 77,830
Washington 19,250 6.02 1.29 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Ohio 29,500 5.74 1.23 $ 30.94 $ 64,360
Massachusetts 18,830 5.62 1.21 $ 37.04 $ 77,030




Top paying states for Human Resources Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 7,300 10.62 2.28 $ 48.89 $ 101,680
California 75,340 4.59 0.98 $ 38.26 $ 79,590
New Jersey 17,020 4.50 0.97 $ 38.15 $ 79,360
New York 39,720 4.57 0.98 $ 38.15 $ 79,360
Virginia 23,280 6.29 1.35 $ 37.42 $ 77,830





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Human Resources Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 42,260 4.78 1.03 $ 39.70 $ 82,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 26,520 4.55 0.98 $ 36.23 $ 75,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 24,480 8.10 1.74 $ 43.33 $ 90,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 23,210 5.32 1.14 $ 32.10 $ 66,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,450 4.86 1.04 $ 33.83 $ 70,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,150 6.21 1.33 $ 37.96 $ 78,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 14,930 5.67 1.22 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 14,120 6.06 1.30 $ 45.04 $ 93,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,790 7.05 1.51 $ 38.88 $ 80,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,480 5.00 1.07 $ 36.11 $ 75,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 900 17.63 3.79 $ 35.60 $ 74,040
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 350 10.35 2.22 $ 35.52 $ 73,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 24,480 8.10 1.74 $ 43.33 $ 90,130
Columbus, OH 7,930 7.72 1.66 $ 30.79 $ 64,040
Columbus, IN 360 7.70 1.65 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,250 7.35 1.58 $ 31.01 $ 64,510
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 770 7.10 1.52 $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,790 7.05 1.51 $ 38.88 $ 80,870
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 270 7.05 1.51 $ 24.51 $ 50,970
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 2,130 6.86 1.47 $ 39.63 $ 82,440