SALARY SURVEY: How much money do HR workers make now (and will make later)? Find out!

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Check out the highlight of an article I just read over at CNN. Very interesting…

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Think you’ve got what it takes to make a successful career in HR? Here are 10 common HR positions with increases in job growth, according to SHRM and the BLS.

1. Compensation supervisors oversee the pay practice area of compensation, including wage, salary, incentive and executive compensation.

    Average salary in 2007: $78,700

    2006 employment: 49,000

    2016 projection: 55,000

2. Employee benefits planning analysts deal with the company’s employee-benefits program, usually creating its health insurance and pension plans.

    Average salary in 2007: $62,000

    2006 employment: 110,000

    2016 projection: 130,000

3. Professional and technical staff recruiters seek out potential job candidates, interviewing and screening them for job openings within the company.

    Average salary in 2007: $62,100

    2006 employment: 197,000

    2016 projection: 233,000

4. Human resource assistants maintain records of the organization’s employees, such as their name, address, job title, earnings, benefits and tax withholding. They also perform general administrative tasks.

    Average salary in 2007: $36,600

    2006 employment: 168,000

    2016 projection: 187,000

5. Compensation analysts gather, analyze and prepare wage and salary data to smooth the compensation and management functions of the company. They also review and propose changes to salary structures and position classification.

    Average salary in 2007: $62,400

    2006 employment: 110,000

    2016 projection: 130,000

6. Employee benefits managers supervise employee benefits programs for companies. They create programs to insure employees against loss of income due to illness, injury, layoff or retirement.

    Average salary in 2007: $89,200

    2006 employment: 49,000

    2016 projection: 55,000

7. Human resources generalists handle tasks in all areas of HR; staffing, employee relations, compensation, training, employment, labor relations, safety, affirmative action and employment equity programs, and personnel research.

    Average salary in 2007: $55,900

    2006 employment: 214,000

    2016 projection: 250,000

8. Employee training specialists organize training activities for employees to maintain and improve their skill sets.

    Average salary in 2007: $55,500

    2006 employment: 210,000

    2016 projection: 249,000

9. Human resources managers oversee and contribute to planning, developing, recommending and implementing HR activities, policies and procedures for companies.

    Average salary in 2007: $80,700

    2006 employment: 58,000

    2016 projection: 65,000


10. Top human resources executives usually include director positions. The director of HR typically supervises departments like benefits, compensation, training and labor relations, all of which are managed by other supervisors specific to a certain department.

    Average salary in 2007: $170,000

    2006 employment: 58,000

    2016 projection: 65,000

* Employment projections provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Salary estimations provided by SHRM.

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