Occupational Employment Statistics


13-1071 Human Resources Specialists

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers. Excludes “Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists” (13-1141) and “Training and Development Specialists” (13-1151).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 67084$26.69/hr$17.66/hr$21.14/hr$26.15/hr$31.02/hr$37.22/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,080$28.80/hr
Financial Activities1,060$34.78/hr
Professional and Business Services4,750$30.24/hr
Education and Health Services2,520$25.37/hr
Leisure and Hospitality170$22.48/hr
Other Services90$28.17/hr
Public Administration1,320$32.09/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 90$25.29/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$28.06/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 220$25.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$27.14/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 330$26.88/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$25.40/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 360$25.84/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 380$26.75/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$25.59/hr-1.4%
Southeast Balance of State 460$26.96/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 470$25.91/hr1.9%
Northwest Balance of State 540$26.15/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 600$27.34/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 670$26.15/hr4.5%
Southeast Minnesota 720$27.00/hr0.1%
Central Minnesota 940$27.22/hr2.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,600$30.76/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,080$30.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,670$29.57/hr5.4%

  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Perform searches for qualified job candidates, using sources such as computer databases, networking, Internet recruiting resources, media advertisements, job fairs, recruiting firms, or employee referrals.
  • Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.
  • Review employment applications and job orders to match applicants with job requirements.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.
  • Select qualified job applicants or refer them to managers, making hiring recommendations when appropriate.
  • Develop or implement recruiting strategies to meet current or anticipated staffing needs.
  • Contact job applicants to inform them of the status of their applications.
  • Conduct reference or background checks on job applicants.