HR Administrator

Job Description

If you think you would enjoy a fast-paced, challenging job where you get to help others with their needs and questions, a Human Resources Administrator position might be right for you. 

HR Administrators help manage the human resources department. From helping answer employee questions to preparing HR documents to updating personnel records, HR Administrators keep busy. They are vital team members working to make sure all aspects of the HR department run smoothly.

HR Administrators wear many hats as they help employees with essential issues. To tackle all their responsibilities, these professionals need great people and communication skills and a knack for multitasking. 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate HR department processes
  • Prepare HR documents
  • Help employees with their questions and issues
  • Assist with employee hiring, onboarding, and training
  • Help with employee health plans, payroll, and benefits

Education and Background

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration, or a related field. 

Skills and Proficiencies

  • Ability to multitask and organize  
  • Exceptional interpersonal and time management skills
  • Adaptability and accountability
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to work with minimal direction
  • Excellent customer service skills

Compensation

According to Payscale the median annual salary of an HR Administrator with

1 Year of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $40,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $44,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $45,000
  • Miami, Florida: $45,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $48,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $50,000
  • Houston, Texas: $58,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $55,000
  • New York City, New York: $54,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $55,000
  • Overall: $49,000

5 Years of Experience:

  • Orlando, Florida: $47,000
  • Tampa, Florida: $51,000
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $48,000
  • Miami, Florida: $50,000
  • Atlanta, Georgia: $59,000
  • Chicago, Illinois: $68,000
  • Houston, Texas: $65,000
  • Los Angeles, California: $58,000
  • New York City, New York: $70,000
  • Seattle, Washington: $65,000
  • Overall: $59,000

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Career Path

The career path for an HR Administrator starts by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration, or a related field. Also, achieving certification as a Professional in Human Resources can help lay the groundwork to advance in an HR career. 

Position Trends

According to SelectHub, the employee experience will become more central in the roles of human resources professionals; they will have to prioritize employee-centric culture and experience to recruit the best candidates. And while some automation and artificial intelligence (AI) may coexist with human resources jobs, they will serve as complementary technologies, helping HR Administrators do their jobs more efficiently. 

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, human resource professionals’ employment is projected to grow five percent through 2028. This growth rate is about average for job opportunities for all occupations. 

Typical Hours

The typical work hours for an HR Administrator can be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in an office setting.

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