Human resources workers

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Total Workforce

845k

Average Age

40.6

Estimated Job Growth

5.21%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$66,965

Average Male Salary

$74,676

Average Female Salary

$64,019

About

Human resources workers are most often employed by the Employment services industry. The average yearly wage for Human resources workers was $66,965 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Human resources workers by wage are Property, real estate, & community association managers, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers.

Human resources workers are part of the Business & financial operations occupations, along with Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Buyers & purchasing agents, farm products, Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products, Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, & investigators, Compliance officers, Cost estimators, Human resources workers, Logisticians, Management analysts, Meeting, convention, & event planners, Fundraisers, Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Training & development specialists, Market research analysts & marketing specialists, Business operations specialists, all other, Accountants & auditors, Appraisers & assessors of real estate, Budget analysts, Credit analysts, Financial analysts, Personal financial advisors, Insurance underwriters, Financial examiners, Credit counselors & loan officers, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Tax preparers, and Other financial specialists

The top 3 locations that employ the most Human resources workers are Dale City, Lake Ridge & Woodbridge PUMA, VA, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, and Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Human resources workers are Manatee County (South) PUMA, FL, Houston City (Far Northeast) PUMA, TX, and Edina, St. Louis Park & Hopkins Cities PUMA, MN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Human resources workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Employment services is the industry that employs the most Human resources workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Human resources workers, by average wage, is Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers . Human resources workers are paid most in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto Cities & Atherton Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Manatee County (South) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$66,965

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,539

In 2017, Human resources workers earned an average of $66,965, $14,900 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Property, real estate, & community association managers make somewhat more than Human resources workers while Appraisers & assessors of real estate make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Human resources workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.357

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Human resources workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.357, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Human resources workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Human resources workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Human resources workers, by number of employees, are Employment services, Hospitals, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

845k

2017 Workforce

± 22,498

5.03%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.63%

The number of people employed as Human resources workers has been growing at a rate of 5.03%, from 804,097 people in 2016 to 844,565 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Human resources workers employed by various industries. Employment services employs the largest share of Human resources workers at  15%, followed by Hospitals with 4.43% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 4.31%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Human resources workers in the US. The average age of male Human resources workers in the workforce is 40 and of female Human resources workers is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Human resources workers is White.

Gender Composition

233k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 11,854

611k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 19,153

72.4% of Human resources workers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Human resources workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Human resources workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

73.8% of Human resources workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.3% of Human resources workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Human resources workers.

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Age by Gender

40

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.642

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.389

The median age of Human resources workers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 0.88 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Human resources workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Human resources workers is Business but a relatively high number of Human resources workers hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Human resources workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human resources workers need many skills, but most especially Speaking, Active Listening, and Negotiation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Human resources workers need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Human resources workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Human resources workers are expected to see a growth of 5.21% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

5.21%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Human resources workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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