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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Compile and keep personnel records. Record data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons.


National estimates for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Industry profile for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Geographic profile for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

National estimates for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
102,770 1.3 % $ 21.56 $ 44,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.37 $ 17.88 $ 21.94 $ 23.58 $ 29.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,890 $ 37,180 $ 45,630 $ 49,050 $ 60,680


Industry profile for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,710 0.38 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,900 0.42 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
Employment Services 7,730 0.22 $ 19.53 $ 40,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,900 0.09 $ 22.30 $ 46,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,780 0.09 $ 24.95 $ 51,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 8,900 0.42 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,710 0.38 $ 21.79 $ 45,330
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 1,520 0.33 $ 16.39 $ 34,080
Office Administrative Services 1,260 0.26 $ 19.81 $ 41,210
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,210 0.23 $ 16.72 $ 34,780

Top paying industries for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.11 $ 35.00 $ 72,800
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $ 31.25 $ 65,010
Postal Service (federal government) 270 0.04 $ 30.65 $ 63,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.04 $ 30.44 $ 63,320
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 70 0.07 $ 28.08 $ 58,400


Geographic profile for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

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



Map of employment of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,260 0.86 1.18 $ 24.05 $ 50,010
Texas 8,280 0.68 0.93 $ 20.54 $ 42,720
New York 7,420 0.86 1.17 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
New Jersey 6,610 1.72 2.35 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
Pennsylvania 4,320 0.77 1.06 $ 21.68 $ 45,090


Map of location quotient of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,610 1.72 2.35 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
Maryland 3,050 1.20 1.64 $ 22.20 $ 46,170
Minnesota 3,140 1.15 1.57 $ 22.36 $ 46,500
Nevada 1,460 1.13 1.55 $ 18.46 $ 38,390
Hawaii 590 1.08 1.48 $ 20.82 $ 43,300


Map of annual mean wages of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 540 0.82 1.12 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Alaska 290 0.98 1.34 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Massachusetts 1,330 0.39 0.54 $ 24.20 $ 50,340
New York 7,420 0.86 1.17 $ 24.05 $ 50,020
California 14,260 0.86 1.18 $ 24.05 $ 50,010



Map of employment of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

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 8,820 1.02 1.39 $ 24.24 $ 50,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,990 0.87 1.20 $ 23.79 $ 49,470
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,880 0.68 0.93 $ 20.29 $ 42,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,580 0.97 1.33 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,470 0.96 1.31 $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,450 0.68 0.94 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,200 0.75 1.03 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,000 1.10 1.50 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,710 0.76 1.04 $ 26.64 $ 55,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,690 0.58 0.80 $ 21.30 $ 44,310


Map of location quotient of human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 300 5.77 7.92 $ 23.29 $ 48,440
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 100 2.75 3.78 $ 19.59 $ 40,750
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.48 3.40 $ 20.61 $ 42,880
Lawton, OK 80 1.90 2.61 $ 21.04 $ 43,770
Ithaca, NY 90 1.90 2.60 $ 25.69 $ 53,430
Trenton, NJ 380 1.68 2.31 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 140 1.66 2.27 $ 22.31 $ 46,390
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 690 1.65 2.27 $ 23.90 $ 49,720
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 100 1.63 2.23 $ 22.16 $ 46,080
Hinesville, GA 30 1.63 2.23 $ 21.52 $ 44,760