HR Specialist salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$69,592
$5,035
Additional Cash Compensation
$74,627
Total Compensation
Median: $70K
Min: $47K
Max: $120K

How Much Does a HR Specialist Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $69,592. The average additional cash compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $5,035. The average total compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $74,627. HR Specialist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous HR Specialist employees in Chicago.

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HR Specialist jobs in Chicago

Human Resources Business Partner - Product Teams

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+51
We are looking for a whip smart HR Business Partner to build a culture of engagement and drive business results by delivering measurable and sustained value-added solutions. As a consultative and trusted advisor to all levels of our management team, you will be the first point of contact on numerous day-to-day HR matters. Are you a champion of driving diversity, inclusiveness and belonging in the workplace? Do you have a passion for the people side of business and love helping people reach their potential? If you said yes to any of these, you can make a meaningful contribution in this role.

HR Intern

Chicago
3 days ago
+33
OCC is looking for interns who are hungry for the chance to learn more, humble enough to admit they do not know all the answers, and smart enough to recognize the opportunity. As an intern, you will help lead projects that help shape the future of OCC. Here is what we are looking for:

Human Resources Leadership Program Associate

West Suburbs
1 week ago
+43
KeHE is looking to invest in each Leadership Program Associate’s (LPA) career growth by giving them exposure to how KeHE operates from the ground up through job rotation and job shadowing portions of the Emerging Leadership Program.  Each LPA will have the opportunity to learn more of how KeHE operates starting with how KeHE onboards new clients, how KeHE’s Commercial team manages accounts, how KeHE’s operations teams fulfill orders, and more!

Human Resources Shared Services Manager

West Suburbs
1 week ago
+43
This position will be located in Naperville, Illinois and report directly to the Senior Manager of Payroll and Shared Services. The primary responsibility for the Human Resources Shared Services Manager is to assist the Corporate and Commercial Human Resources teams and manage the daily transactional duties. This role will oversee an HR Shared Services Specialist. As with all positions at KeHE, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE’s Mission, Vision and Values. We are seeking a driven, creative and professional leader with an extraordinary attention to detail, superb organizational skills and has broad/generalist Human Resources knowledge. Accountabilities are accomplished through working collaboratively with HR teams to foster an environment consistent with KeHE’s Culture, Mission and Values.

Human Resources (HR) Administrator

Chicago
1 week ago
MILLENNIUM TRUST COMPANY is a rapidly-growing, leading financial services company offering specialized retirement and institutional services. Whether clients are managing corporate retirement assets, running a business or wanting choice beyond traditional asset options, we provide flexible and digital solutions to support our clients’ success. Ultimately, we aim to educate and increase access to investments to help our clients on their journey to

Human Resources Business Partner

Chicago
6 days ago
+20
We are seeking a Human Resources Business Partner to join our rapidly growing global workforce in Chicago. This individual will have a critical role in our company culture by recruiting, hiring, retaining, and developing the best and brightest talent along with organizing and implementing global benefits and policies. The right candidate will be a strong communicator and problem solver, highly organized, with an enthusiastic passion for their role in a fast-paced, rapidly growing company.

Head of Human Resources

Chicago
6 days ago
+20
ThinkMarkets is seeking a Head of Human Resources to join our Chicago team. The Head of Human Resources will be a dynamic leader who aligns and executes HR strategy to influence business success. This role will be instrumental in shaping our culture, supporting our business strategies, and developing the talent pipeline necessary to make an impact on ThinkMarkets’ global strategic growth. The ideal candidate will be a process-driven individual with strong hands on experience establishing HR best practices and programs, who also has extensive experience within HR at a financial services or trading company.

Human Resources Manager

Chicago
6 days ago
+31
We believe manufacturing is important not only for what it makes, but for what it makes possible for the world. Manufacturers have an important job to do, and it’s our job to provide them with the technology and expertise they need through the entire production process, from discovery and design to manufacturing and fulfillment.  About the Job Do you want to be part of making new things possible every day for our people? Does being part of

Human Resources Implementation Consultant

Northwest Suburbs
2 weeks ago
+50
We are looking for a Human Resources Implementation Consultant with customer service experience and technical skills to assist new clients’ transition to their new payroll and human resources provider, Paylocity. The HR Consultant is responsible for evaluating and defining a client’s needs while consulting in the configuration of our HR applications to meet their needs. This includes but is not limited to converting HR data, providing consultation on the implementation of performance management, on-boarding and coordinating the use of our self-service portal.

Senior Director of Human Resources

Chicago
1 week ago
+17
The Senior Director, Human Resources provides leadership and oversight of the HR function for Elevate K-12. This role is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy aligned with the strategic mission, vision, and values of the company, specifically in the areas of change management, talent management, succession planning, performance management, training and development, employee engagement, employee relations, and assisting with benefits and compensation. The Sr. Director, HR fosters and perpetuates Elevate K-12’s culture through programming, policies and processes.

HR Generalist

Chicago
3 days ago
+45
About Paro We help growing companies gain confidence in their finances. Paro matches businesses with the highest vetted bookkeepers, accountants, financial analysts, and CFOs who provide remote, on-demand, hourly support when clients need it. We only accept 2% of applicants into our highly curated network of experts, so clients know they’re working with the best of the best. Ultimately, our mission is to empower business professionals to pursue

HR Generalist / HR Business Partner / HRBP

Chicago
5 days ago
+48
As an HR Generalist at Motorola Solutions you would partner with employees, managers and business leaders at various levels to ensure we provide world class public safety support across the globe. As a trusted business partner you would advise business leaders regarding leadership, talent management, change management, culture, inclusion & diversity, organizational design and effectiveness, compensation, and employee relations.

HR Specialist Salary ranges

The most common HR Specialist salary in Chicago is between $60k - $70k.

Average HR Specialist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title HR Specialist make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $82,500 on average.

HR Specialist Salary by gender

The average HR Specialist salary for women is $67,579 and the average HR Specialist salary for men is $82,667.

HR Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a HR Specialist with 7+ years of experience is $91,667.

Average HR + Recruiting salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
HR Coordinator $52,179
Min: $38K
Max: $100K
Recruiter $68,264
Min: $40K
Max: $130K
HR Specialist $69,592
Min: $47K
Max: $120K
Technical Recruiter $76,402
Min: $40K
Max: $119K
Senior Recruiter $91,340
Min: $53K
Max: $140K
HR Manager $92,612
Min: $65K
Max: $138K
HR Director $133,813
Min: $90K
Max: $240K
Vice President of Talent Acquisition $150,000
Min: $150K
Max: $150K
Vice President of People $169,884
Min: $143K
Max: $195K
Vice President of Human Resources $183,320
Min: $96K
Max: $230K
Chief People Officer $188,167
Min: $96K
Max: $335K

Skills that affect HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

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HR Operations
8% have this skill
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Onboarding
7% have this skill
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Employee Relations
7% have this skill
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Employee Development & Training
6% have this skill
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Compensation & Benefits
6% have this skill
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Policy and Process Development
5% have this skill

Recent HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

$81,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Business Partner reported a yearly salary of $81,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Strategy reported a yearly salary of $75,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Manager reported a yearly salary of $90,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Business Partner reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$72,500
Yearly Salary
A People Operations Generalist reported a yearly salary of $72,500 with +$7,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Human Resources Associate reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Human Resources Generalist reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Strategy reported a yearly salary of $75,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$69,000
Yearly Salary
A People Operations Associate reported a yearly salary of $69,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$62,727
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist, Operations and Culture reported a yearly salary of $62,727 with +$6,200 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
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