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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
593,790 0.5 % $32.11 $66,790 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.44 $22.34 $29.27 $38.52 $50.19
Annual Wage (2) $36,270 $46,460 $60,880 $80,120 $104,390


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 97,490 2.66 $30.40 $63,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 45,790 1.93 $33.76 $70,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,360 1.36 $41.79 $86,920
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 25,360 1.76 $35.86 $74,600
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 22,620 1.08 $35.57 $73,980

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 97,490 2.66 $30.40 $63,230
Office Administrative Services 10,250 2.06 $31.51 $65,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises 45,790 1.93 $33.76 $70,220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 25,360 1.76 $35.86 $74,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,360 1.36 $41.79 $86,920

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 (8) (8) $46.11 $95,910
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 4,340 0.47 $42.10 $87,560
Software Publishers 3,710 0.94 $41.93 $87,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,360 1.36 $41.79 $86,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,660 0.55 $41.19 $85,670


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 64,980 3.82 0.93 $36.06 $75,010
Texas 47,880 3.95 0.96 $32.30 $67,190
New York 41,300 4.40 1.07 $36.37 $75,650
Florida 35,350 4.11 1.00 $28.17 $58,600
Illinois 24,540 4.10 1.00 $30.00 $62,410




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 7,270 10.21 2.49 $45.13 $93,880
Virginia 20,710 5.40 1.32 $36.11 $75,120
Washington 17,250 5.29 1.29 $34.79 $72,370
Wisconsin 14,150 4.97 1.21 $29.42 $61,180
Delaware 2,210 4.93 1.20 $32.46 $67,530




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 7,270 10.21 2.49 $45.13 $93,880
Maryland 12,710 4.74 1.15 $36.81 $76,560
Massachusetts 17,130 4.80 1.17 $36.39 $75,700
New York 41,300 4.40 1.07 $36.37 $75,650
New Jersey 17,510 4.32 1.05 $36.23 $75,360





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 44,190 4.65 1.13 $37.80 $78,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 24,100 3.94 0.96 $35.18 $73,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 22,720 7.25 1.77 $41.71 $86,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,000 4.31 1.05 $30.21 $62,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 15,710 4.40 1.07 $33.24 $69,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 15,270 5.69 1.39 $30.31 $63,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,400 5.22 1.27 $37.51 $78,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 13,920 4.89 1.19 $34.93 $72,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 12,800 5.29 1.29 $41.94 $87,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,380 4.15 1.01 $33.89 $70,480