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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
108,470 1.2 % $ 21.24 $ 44,170 0.3 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.44 $ 17.14 $ 20.79 $ 24.66 $ 29.53
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,040 $ 35,650 $ 43,250 $ 51,290 $ 61,430


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

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 9,620 0.40 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 9,050 0.43 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
General Merchandise Stores 7,070 0.24 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Employment Services 6,750 0.21 $ 19.67 $ 40,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,810 0.09 $ 24.13 $ 50,180

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) 9,050 0.43 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9,620 0.40 $ 21.62 $ 44,970
Office Administrative Services 1,760 0.35 $ 20.42 $ 42,480
General Merchandise Stores 7,070 0.24 $ 18.60 $ 38,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,300 0.22 $ 22.17 $ 46,110

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 (8) (8) $ 34.33 $ 71,410
Postal Service (federal government) 260 0.04 $ 30.19 $ 62,800
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $ 29.29 $ 60,910
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 26.58 $ 55,290


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

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.





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 12,370 0.75 0.97 $ 23.28 $ 48,410
Texas 11,150 0.92 1.18 $ 20.86 $ 43,400
New York 8,340 0.96 1.23 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
New Jersey 5,840 1.54 1.98 $ 22.14 $ 46,060
Florida 5,330 0.63 0.81 $ 19.59 $ 40,740




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 5,840 1.54 1.98 $ 22.14 $ 46,060
Alaska 390 1.31 1.68 $ 24.07 $ 50,060
Maryland 3,080 1.22 1.57 $ 22.36 $ 46,510
Rhode Island 530 1.21 1.55 $ 20.50 $ 42,650
Hawaii 630 1.10 1.41 $ 20.04 $ 41,690




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 590 0.86 1.10 $ 27.56 $ 57,320
Alaska 390 1.31 1.68 $ 24.07 $ 50,060
California 12,370 0.75 0.97 $ 23.28 $ 48,410
New York 8,340 0.96 1.23 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
Connecticut 970 0.63 0.80 $ 23.12 $ 48,090





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 9,580 1.08 1.39 $ 23.39 $ 48,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,270 0.73 0.94 $ 22.98 $ 47,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,080 0.86 1.10 $ 21.84 $ 45,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,990 1.01 1.29 $ 22.17 $ 46,110
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,830 0.65 0.83 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,830 0.94 1.20 $ 24.97 $ 51,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,480 0.92 1.18 $ 21.26 $ 44,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.09 1.39 $ 22.74 $ 47,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,870 0.89 1.14 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,630 0.65 0.83 $ 20.91 $ 43,500




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 290 5.75 7.37 $ 23.27 $ 48,410
Florence, SC 240 2.88 3.69 $ 17.00 $ 35,350
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 90 2.61 3.35 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.58 3.31 $ 20.82 $ 43,310
Morgantown, WV 140 2.18 2.79 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Lawton, OK 80 2.03 2.60 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Manchester, NH 190 1.78 2.28 $ 19.19 $ 39,910
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 690 1.78 2.28 $ 17.82 $ 37,060
Columbus, GA-AL 200 1.76 2.26 $ 18.86 $ 39,230
Trenton, NJ 410 1.76 2.26 $ 23.56 $ 48,990