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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
633,040 0.5 % $32.58 $67,760 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.88 $22.81 $29.77 $39.15 $50.93
Annual Wage (2) $37,180 $47,450 $61,920 $81,430 $105,930


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 101,080 2.75 $30.53 $63,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50,380 2.04 $34.25 $71,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,140 1.40 $41.96 $87,280
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 27,900 1.87 $36.12 $75,130
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 24,880 1.14 $35.95 $74,770

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 101,080 2.75 $30.53 $63,510
Office Administrative Services 10,570 2.12 $30.86 $64,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50,380 2.04 $34.25 $71,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 27,900 1.87 $36.12 $75,130
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 270 1.42 $41.77 $86,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,480 0.48 $43.84 $91,190
Other Information Services 3,570 1.10 $43.41 $90,300
Software Publishers 4,430 1.03 $43.03 $89,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,830 0.54 $42.31 $88,000
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $42.19 $87,760


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 71,130 4.09 0.95 $36.63 $76,200
Texas 49,190 3.96 0.92 $32.52 $67,650
New York 41,880 4.40 1.02 $36.62 $76,170
Florida 36,970 4.20 0.98 $28.31 $58,890
Illinois 27,580 4.58 1.06 $30.72 $63,890




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 7,500 10.36 2.40 $46.99 $97,730
Virginia 21,900 5.65 1.31 $36.45 $75,810
Wisconsin 15,250 5.31 1.23 $29.66 $61,700
Colorado 14,140 5.28 1.23 $34.09 $70,900
Massachusetts 18,910 5.22 1.21 $36.49 $75,900




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 7,500 10.36 2.40 $46.99 $97,730
Washington 17,310 5.21 1.21 $37.13 $77,220
New Jersey 18,200 4.45 1.03 $36.72 $76,380
California 71,130 4.09 0.95 $36.63 $76,200
New York 41,880 4.40 1.02 $36.62 $76,170





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 44,850 4.64 1.08 $38.10 $79,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 25,550 4.10 0.95 $35.60 $74,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 23,730 7.46 1.73 $42.15 $87,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,520 4.82 1.12 $31.11 $64,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17,230 4.71 1.09 $32.62 $67,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 15,930 5.69 1.32 $37.48 $77,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,110 5.51 1.28 $31.57 $65,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 13,870 5.61 1.30 $43.19 $89,820
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,650 4.75 1.10 $35.36 $73,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,260 4.02 0.93 $34.60 $71,980