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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 850131$29.08/hr$19.61/hr$22.62/hr$27.85/hr$34.00/hr$41.97/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining10$34.38/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities980$30.13/hr
Financial Activities1,070$35.26/hr
Professional and Business Services5,410$31.39/hr
Education and Health Services2,340$26.85/hr
Leisure and Hospitality210$22.90/hr
Other Services90$27.98/hr
Public Administration1,060$35.93/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 100$28.59/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$28.54/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 220$27.18/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$27.09/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 340$28.16/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 350$27.94/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 350$24.85/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 370$27.99/hr-1.4%
Northwest Balance of State 420$26.81/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 440$27.50/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 470$27.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 480$26.34/hr1.9%
Northwest Minnesota 530$26.42/hr4.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 580$27.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 850$27.85/hr0.1%
Central Minnesota 910$28.39/hr2.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,940$31.98/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 10,430$31.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 13,000$30.74/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.