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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
553,950 0.5 % $31.84 $66,220 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.22 $22.07 $29.01 $38.39 $49.80
Annual Wage (2) $35,810 $45,900 $60,350 $79,860 $103,570


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 87,190 2.43 $29.92 $62,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 43,140 1.85 $33.57 $69,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,410 1.35 $41.10 $85,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 23,300 1.70 $36.30 $75,500
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 21,480 1.07 $35.68 $74,220

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 87,190 2.43 $29.92 $62,230
Office Administrative Services 9,170 1.86 $31.12 $64,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 43,140 1.85 $33.57 $69,820
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 23,300 1.70 $36.30 $75,500
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,410 1.35 $41.10 $85,490

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 50 0.42 $43.32 $90,110
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 3,710 0.40 $42.30 $87,980
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 0.19 $41.93 $87,200
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 200 1.10 $41.16 $85,600
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,410 1.35 $41.10 $85,490


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 60,260 3.61 0.93 $36.01 $74,910
Texas 47,660 4.01 1.03 $32.42 $67,440
New York 35,260 3.83 0.99 $36.41 $75,730
Florida 32,310 3.84 0.99 $28.18 $58,620
Pennsylvania 23,670 4.09 1.05 $32.20 $66,980




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 7,470 10.54 2.71 $44.69 $92,950
Virginia 19,900 5.25 1.35 $35.76 $74,390
Washington 15,980 5.02 1.29 $33.31 $69,280
Delaware 2,130 4.80 1.24 $30.70 $63,850
Maryland 12,140 4.56 1.17 $35.95 $74,780




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 7,470 10.54 2.71 $44.69 $92,950
New York 35,260 3.83 0.99 $36.41 $75,730
Massachusetts 15,940 4.52 1.16 $36.03 $74,940
California 60,260 3.61 0.93 $36.01 $74,910
Maryland 12,140 4.56 1.17 $35.95 $74,780



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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 29,540 4.41 1.14 $38.07 $79,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 19,110 7.58 1.95 $41.72 $86,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,360 3.47 0.89 $35.23 $73,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 14,760 4.03 1.04 $29.53 $61,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 13,480 5.15 1.32 $30.90 $64,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,890 4.40 1.13 $34.38 $71,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,830 4.75 1.22 $34.61 $71,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,960 5.15 1.33 $31.89 $66,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 9,930 6.03 1.55 $35.43 $73,690
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 9,650 5.25 1.35 $38.17 $79,390