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

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:

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)
740,830 0.8 % $ 34.00 $ 70,720 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Human Resources Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.12 $ 23.12 $ 29.95 $ 38.99 $ 52.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,680 $ 48,080 $ 62,290 $ 81,090 $ 108,160


Industry profile for Human Resources Specialists:

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 130,780 3.75 $ 29.30 $ 60,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57,360 2.26 $ 36.80 $ 76,540
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 31,520 1.50 $ 44.20 $ 91,930
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 29,590 1.90 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 27,590 1.22 $ 40.01 $ 83,210

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 130,780 3.75 $ 29.30 $ 60,950
Office Administrative Services 12,010 2.47 $ 33.53 $ 69,730
Management of Companies and Enterprises 57,360 2.26 $ 36.80 $ 76,540
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 29,590 1.90 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 350 1.68 $ 47.10 $ 97,960

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 1,040 0.67 $ 54.42 $ 113,190
Other Information Services 5,500 1.52 $ 53.37 $ 111,010
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 6,110 0.64 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
Sound Recording Industries 290 1.66 $ 49.33 $ 102,600
Support Activities for Water Transportation 240 0.27 $ 47.84 $ 99,510


Geographic profile for Human Resources Specialists:

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.



Map of employment of human resources specialists by state, May 2021


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 84,590 5.12 0.97 $ 39.12 $ 81,360
Texas 56,810 4.65 0.88 $ 33.34 $ 69,360
Florida 47,900 5.57 1.06 $ 31.42 $ 65,350
New York 47,180 5.44 1.03 $ 40.48 $ 84,200
Ohio 34,250 6.58 1.25 $ 30.73 $ 63,910


Map of location quotient of human resources specialists by state, May 2021


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 8,120 12.27 2.33 $ 47.90 $ 99,620
Virginia 27,510 7.33 1.39 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
Ohio 34,250 6.58 1.25 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
Washington 20,700 6.46 1.23 $ 40.36 $ 83,940
Georgia 27,420 6.26 1.19 $ 30.73 $ 63,910


Map of annual mean wages of human resources specialists by state, May 2021


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 8,120 12.27 2.33 $ 47.90 $ 99,620
New York 47,180 5.44 1.03 $ 40.48 $ 84,200
Washington 20,700 6.46 1.23 $ 40.36 $ 83,940
New Jersey 17,020 4.42 0.84 $ 40.26 $ 83,740
California 84,590 5.12 0.97 $ 39.12 $ 81,360



Map of employment of human resources specialists by area, May 2021


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 45,920 5.29 1.01 $ 42.46 $ 88,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 29,260 5.12 0.97 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 26,510 9.04 1.72 $ 43.94 $ 91,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 22,230 5.25 1.00 $ 33.67 $ 70,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,590 5.46 1.04 $ 35.86 $ 74,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,150 7.01 1.33 $ 32.45 $ 67,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,080 6.22 1.18 $ 38.67 $ 80,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 15,150 6.76 1.29 $ 45.90 $ 95,460
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 14,570 5.49 1.04 $ 35.96 $ 74,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 14,270 7.44 1.42 $ 43.12 $ 89,680


Map of location quotient of human resources specialists by area, May 2021


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 950 18.47 3.51 $ 35.52 $ 73,890
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 410 11.77 2.24 $ 34.31 $ 71,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 26,510 9.04 1.72 $ 43.94 $ 91,400
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 970 8.65 1.65 $ 36.13 $ 75,160
Columbus, IN 410 8.47 1.61 $ 31.18 $ 64,860
Columbus, OH 8,030 7.85 1.49 $ 31.86 $ 66,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 14,270 7.44 1.42 $ 43.12 $ 89,680
Madison, WI 2,810 7.43 1.41 $ 32.76 $ 68,150
Raleigh, NC 4,650 7.34 1.40 $ 32.70 $ 68,020
Springfield, IL 690 7.10 1.35 $ 32.45 $ 67,500