Human resources workers

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2019 Workforce
877k
Average Age
40.9
Average Salary
$68,590
Average Male Salary
$79,846
Average Female Salary
$64,594

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 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers. Human resources workers are paid most in Chester County (South) PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,590
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,503

In 2019, Human resources workers earned an average of $68,590, $13,066 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline enlisted military supervisors make somewhat more than Human resources workers while Millwrights 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

0.372
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Human resources workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.372, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Human resources workers.

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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

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Industries by Share

877k
2019 Workforce
± 22,929
−1.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.75%

The number of people employed as Human resources workers has been declining at a rate of −1.77%, from 893,089 people in 2018 to 877,299 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Human resources workers employed by various industries. Employment services employs the largest share of Human resources workers at  15.9%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 3.6% and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 3.48%.

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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 40.8 and of female Human resources workers is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Human resources workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

230k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,761
647k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 19,713

73.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

63.7% of Human resources workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.1% of Human resources workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

40.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.671
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.382

The median age of Human resources workers is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 0.173 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 Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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