How Much Do HR Assistants Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

HR Assistants

HR Assistants 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$44170 per year
Hourly wage
$21 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$30,040 to $35,650 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Human Resources Assistants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $30,040 to $35,650 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Human Resources Assistants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $61,430
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $51,290
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,250
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,650
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $30,040

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $28 $57,320
AK $24 $50,060
CA $23 $48,410
NY $23 $48,260
CT $23 $48,090
MA $23 $47,810
WA $23 $47,070
MD $22 $46,510
NJ $22 $46,060
VA $22 $45,670

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Human Resources Assistant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid HR Assistants are in the states of DC, AK, CA, NY and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $71410 $34.33
Postal Service (Federal Government) $62800 $30.19
Natural Gas Distribution $60910 $29.29
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $55850 $26.85
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $55290 $26.58
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $54290 $26.10
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $53930 $25.93
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $53400 $25.67
Local Messengers and Local Delivery $53240 $25.60
Legal Services $52880 $25.42
Software Publishers $52040 $25.02
Telecommunications $51550 $24.78
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $51520 $24.77
Other Information Services $51370 $24.70
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing $51240 $24.63
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $51060 $24.55
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $50410 $24.23
Local Government $50180 $24.13
Rail Transportation $49700 $23.89
Scientific Research and Development Services $49480 $23.79
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures $49400 $23.75
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services $49290 $23.70
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $48860 $23.49
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $48500 $23.32
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $48430 $23.29
Metal Ore Mining $48150 $23.15
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $47920 $23.04
Chemical Manufacturing $47910 $23.04
Residential Building Construction $47890 $23.02
Federal Executive Branch $47720 $22.94

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