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HR training specialists earned a median salary of $55,930 in 2012, according to the BLS. The highest-paid 10 percent earned $93,470, while the lowest-paid 10 percent earned $31,910. The best-paid in the profession work on the West Coast in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Oakland, Calif., and Seattle.

Job Salary Year
2004 $42,520.00
2006 $49,170.00
2008 $54,580.00
2010 $57,830.00
2012 $59,560.00

Average HR Specialist Pay vs. All Business Jobs

The average salary of an HR specialist was $59,560 in 2012, which is more than what meeting, convention and event planners earn ($49,830). However, insurance sales agents ($63,400), compliance officers ($64,960), loan officers ($70,350) and accountants ($71,040) all make more, on average.

Job Name Salary
Accountant $63,550.00
Compliance Officer $62,020.00
Loan Officer $59,820.00
HR Specialist $55,930.00
Insurance Agent $48,150.00

Best Paying Cities for HR Specialists

The highest paid in the hr specialist profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Luis Obispo, California, Oakland, California, and Seattle. The Framingham, Massachusetts area also pays well, as does the city of San Jose, California.

San Luis Obispo, California

Average Salary: $93,570 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a hr specialist working in San Luis Obispo, California is $93,570, which is $37,640 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, California

Average Salary: $85,630 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a hr specialist working in Oakland, California is $85,630, which is $29,700 more than the average pay in the profession.

Seattle

Average Salary: $80,070 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a hr specialist working in Seattle is $80,070, which is $24,140 more than the average pay in the profession.

Framingham, Massachusetts

Average Salary: $79,250 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a hr specialist working in Framingham, Massachusetts is $79,250, which is $23,320 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, California

Average Salary: $78,120 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a hr specialist working in San Jose, California is $78,120, which is $22,190 more than the average pay in the profession.

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