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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 76037$35.49/hr$22.21/hr$27.07/hr$33.09/hr$40.83/hr$51.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining30$30.82/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,750$31.87/hr
Financial Activities1,320$38.12/hr
Professional and Business Services6,850$32.17/hr
Education and Health Services2,200$31.22/hr
Leisure and Hospitality200$30.48/hr
Other Services240$34.64/hr
Public Administration1,190$40.03/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 130$30.87/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 170$30.77/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$30.76/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 340$29.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 340$30.43/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 350$33.72/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 440$31.60/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 520$30.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 520$31.87/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 530$30.78/hr4.8%
Northeast Minnesota 530$30.51/hr2.8%
Northwest Balance of State 560$31.26/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 640$30.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 650$31.26/hr6.1%
Southeast Minnesota 760$33.09/hr3.2%
Central Minnesota 990$31.69/hr8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,750$36.38/hr8.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 12,370$36.20/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,120$34.48/hr7.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,330$23.64/hr-5.1%
Labor Relations Specialists 2,160$40.95/hr-4.7%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,090$33.58/hr-20.1%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,240$30.13/hr5.2%
Managers, All Other 5,740$64.34/hrN/A
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 30$47.20/hrN/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,140$30.15/hr10.6%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,580$38.18/hr7.8%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$24.93/hrN/A

  • Inform job applicants of details such as duties and responsibilities, compensation, benefits, schedules, working conditions, or promotion opportunities.
  • Schedule or administer skill, intelligence, psychological, or drug tests for current or prospective employees.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Analyze employment-related data and prepare required reports.
  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Review and evaluate applicant qualifications or eligibility for specified licensing, according to established guidelines and designated licensing codes.
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Maintain and update human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.
  • Administer employee benefit plans.