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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
Southwest Minnesota 49026$32.01/hr$21.29/hr$24.43/hr$30.40/hr$38.67/hr$46.10/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$27.21/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,330$31.66/hr
Financial Activities1,280$39.55/hr
Professional and Business Services7,700$31.66/hr
Education and Health Services2,480$30.83/hr
Leisure and Hospitality130$30.52/hr
Other Services220$38.90/hr
Public Administration1,180$39.84/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 120$31.14/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 160$30.72/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$30.40/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 340$30.40/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 360$31.02/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 380$31.29/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 400$29.51/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 470$30.40/hr2.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 480$30.10/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 490$30.40/hr4.8%
Northwest Balance of State 520$30.48/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 580$31.66/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 590$30.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 620$30.48/hr6.1%
Southeast Minnesota 880$30.88/hr3.2%
Central Minnesota 900$31.25/hr8.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,910$37.07/hr8.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 12,440$36.05/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,370$32.10/hr7.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,140$24.18/hr-5.1%
Labor Relations Specialists 2,330$43.61/hr-4.7%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,140$31.55/hr-20.1%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,280$30.82/hr5.2%
Managers, All Other 6,140$61.74/hrN/A
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 40$39.55/hrN/A
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,080$30.53/hr10.6%
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 2,810$25.27/hr-14.4%
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 1,530$39.09/hr7.8%
Correspondence Clerks N/AN/AN/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.