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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
524,800 0.5 % $31.20 $64,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.72 $21.45 $28.45 $37.72 $48.76
Annual Wage (2) $34,770 $44,620 $59,180 $78,460 $101,420


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 87,760 2.42 $29.48 $61,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39,890 1.73 $32.95 $68,530
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,010 1.34 $40.06 $83,310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 21,730 1.63 $34.38 $71,510
Local Government (OES Designation) 19,520 0.36 $30.69 $63,840

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 87,760 2.42 $29.48 $61,320
Office Administrative Services 8,470 1.76 $31.40 $65,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 39,890 1.73 $32.95 $68,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 21,730 1.63 $34.38 $71,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,010 1.34 $40.06 $83,310

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 30 0.29 $46.69 $97,110
Other Financial Investment Activities 2,460 0.54 $42.26 $87,910
Software Publishers 2,790 0.82 $41.95 $87,250
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 200 1.13 $41.87 $87,090
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.13 $40.24 $83,710


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 56,950 3.57 0.95 $36.18 $75,250
Texas 47,780 4.07 1.09 $31.54 $65,600
Florida 32,220 3.92 1.05 $27.49 $57,180
New York 31,580 3.47 0.93 $36.24 $75,380
Pennsylvania 22,520 3.92 1.05 $32.09 $66,740




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 7,070 10.07 2.69 $43.55 $90,590
Virginia 19,670 5.23 1.40 $34.59 $71,940
Delaware 2,250 5.11 1.37 $29.69 $61,760
Washington 14,640 4.77 1.28 $32.67 $67,950
Minnesota 12,450 4.43 1.18 $29.78 $61,930




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 7,070 10.07 2.69 $43.55 $90,590
New York 31,580 3.47 0.93 $36.24 $75,380
California 56,950 3.57 0.95 $36.18 $75,250
Massachusetts 14,680 4.24 1.14 $35.93 $74,740
Maryland 11,130 4.21 1.13 $35.62 $74,090





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,910 4.08 1.09 $37.55 $78,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,400 7.39 1.98 $40.46 $84,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,330 3.40 0.91 $35.27 $73,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,850 3.81 1.02 $29.65 $61,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,450 4.58 1.23 $33.13 $68,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 12,680 4.96 1.33 $30.21 $62,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,060 4.96 1.33 $34.11 $70,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,020 5.24 1.40 $30.79 $64,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 9,120 5.74 1.54 $34.89 $72,570
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,890 4.93 1.32 $38.48 $80,030