Entry-Level HR Job Salaries That Can Change Your Life

Like a lot of other kids, when you were young you may have dreamed about landing a job that would make you rich and famous.  But, sometimes priorities change, dreams fade and your goals in life get redefined.

And now you’ve got responsibilities. So these days you are much more realistic about your career path and the amount of income you need to support your family.

But, don’t worry, your career can still be fulfilling and exciting. It’s just that this time around, you’re equipped with a much clearer picture of how you can achieve personal happiness and financial stability.

And after putting in the time and energy to figure out your own goals, maybe now’s a good time to get into a career that allows you to help others figure out theirs. “If you would enjoy working with a variety of different people while helping them achieve their goals then a career in HR is a great place for you,” says Pam Ross, an HR consultant with more than 18 years of experience.

If HR sounds intriguing to you, your next question probably has something to do with compensation – specifically, entry-level HR salaries. 

In-demand HR job salaries

After an analysis of more than 50,000 online job postings (see chart) for entry-level HR positions, we’ve uncovered the most in-demand positions for starting off your career. We matched these job titles with up-to-date salary information provided by Salary.com to help you understand how earning one of these positions can help you provide for your family.

Entry-Level HR Salaries

The chart highlights “entry-level” jobs, which is defined as those requiring 0-4 years of experience. So, it is possible that someone just out of college may not qualify for some of these jobs on experience alone. And the salary ranges can help you get an idea of about what level of salary you could expect upon starting your career.

But as you contemplate how to earn your own entry-level HR job salary it’s important to know that over two-thirds of the job postings listed require candidates to have earned a bachelor’s degree.* 

But overall, the most valuable thing you can take away from this chart is that entry-level HR job salaries can allow you to provide financial stability for your family.  In fact, HR workers in general earn an annual salary that is approximately $14,000 more than the average occupation in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Tweet This)

The projected job growth in the HR field is equally encouraging. Experts anticipate the field will add more than 500,000 jobs through 2020. So finding a position in HR by searching for opportunities within nearly any industry looks to be a great career move. It doesn’t matter if you’re analytical or extroverted; a career in HR offers many opportunities for individuals of different personalities and skill sets.

In conclusion

There are many different reasons why individuals decide to pursue a career in this field. But what’s important to know is that HR is a field with ample career opportunities and entry-level salaries worth pursuing.

So if you’re tired of just dreaming about careers and ready to seriously pursue one, HR is a great field with a lot of opportunities, room for growth and worthwhile salaries.

Take the next step by clicking over to learn more about how to become a qualified human resources professional to make your dreams of having a career that can support yourself and your loved ones a reality.


Source: BurningGlass.com (An analysis of the education requirements for human resources positions listed in online job postings, 4/23/12 – 4/22/13)

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Grant works for Collegis education and writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. He aims to inspire, motivate and inform current and prospective students.

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