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Human Resources Specialists in Wisconsin

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8.8% Jobs Projection
$57,650 Median Salary
1,210 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Human Resources Specialists in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Human Resources Specialists in Wisconsin is growing faster than average.

  • Human Resources Specialists in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Human Resources Specialists Work in Wisconsin?

In 2018, there were 14,150 Human Resources Specialists working in the state.

There were 12,720 Human Resources Specialists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,430 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Human Resources Specialists in WI Employment Trend

The typical state has 6,740 Human Resources Specialists working in it, which means Wisconsin has more Human Resources Specialists than average.

Human Resources Specialists in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Human Resources Specialists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.1%.

Job Projections for Human Resources Specialists: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,210 annual job openings, and 12,230 total jobs in 2026 for Human Resources Specialists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 57,600 annual jobs and 586,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Human Resources Specialists Make in Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Human Resources Specialists ranged from $36,120 to $91,090 with $57,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.36 to $43.8. The median hourly rate was $27.71.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.89 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.82.

The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Human Resources Specialists Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin Metros for Human Resources Specialists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Human Resources Specialists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,000 $58,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 10,080 $62,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,680 $60,400
Madison, WI 2,480 $60,020
Green Bay, WI 830 $58,700
Appleton, WI 670 $52,090
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 520 $53,310
Duluth, MN-WI 360 $52,740
Wausau, WI 350 $58,660
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 350 $51,840
Janesville-Beloit, WI 330 $55,650
Eau Claire, WI 330 $51,790
Racine, WI 320 $55,570
Sheboygan, WI 260 $61,890
Fond du Lac, WI 230 $54,630

Top States for Human Resources Specialists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Human Resources Specialists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 64,980 $68,500
Texas 47,880 $61,140
New York 41,300 $66,940
Florida 35,350 $53,060
Illinois 24,540 $58,060
Pennsylvania 24,140 $62,800
Ohio 23,760 $57,830
Georgia 21,060 $54,480
Virginia 20,710 $71,790
New Jersey 17,510 $69,400
Washington 17,250 $65,710
Massachusetts 17,130 $68,110
North Carolina 17,070 $59,070
Michigan 16,500 $57,890
Wisconsin 14,150 $57,650
Maryland 12,710 $71,280
Minnesota 12,670 $60,350
Colorado 12,550 $64,150
Indiana 12,460 $52,370
Tennessee 12,190 $51,380

Below are the states where Human Resources Specialists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $92,420
Virginia $71,790
Maryland $71,280
New Jersey $69,400
Rhode Island $68,980
California $68,500
Massachusetts $68,110
Alaska $66,950
New York $66,940
Connecticut $65,990

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