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HR Specialist salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$70,786
$800
Additional Cash Compensation
$71,586
Total Compensation
Median: $71K
Min: $47K
Max: $115K

How Much Does a HR Specialist Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $70,786. The average additional cash compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $800. The average total compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $71,586. HR Specialist salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous HR Specialist employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

5,135
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Chicago Companies with the Highest HR Salaries

+24
Mobile, Software
+11
Consumer Web, Fintech
+11
Consumer Web, Fintech
+12
Cloud, Software

HR Specialist Salary ranges

The most common HR Specialist salary in Chicago is between $50k - $60k.

Average HR Specialist Salary by Company Size

People with the job title HR Specialist make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $80,714 on average.

HR Specialist Salary by gender

The average HR Specialist salary for women is $60,167 and the average HR Specialist salary for men is $103,333.

HR Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a HR Specialist with 7+ years of experience is $115,000.

Average HR salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
HR Coordinator $47,791
Min: $38K
Max: $59K
Recruiter $61,804
Min: $40K
Max: $100K
Technical Recruiter $67,850
Min: $40K
Max: $119K
HR Specialist $70,786
Min: $47K
Max: $115K
Senior Recruiter $88,324
Min: $53K
Max: $140K
HR Manager $93,720
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
HR Director $142,813
Min: $85K
Max: $240K
Vice President of Human Resources $186,646
Min: $96K
Max: $218K

HR Specialist jobs in Chicago
23

Human Resources Specialist

Chicago
1 week ago
+10
As an HR Specialist, you will be on the front lines helping identify, resolve and escalate issues going on in the business that need our support.  Our team is nimble, impactful, and creative, and we focus on building successful relationships and delivering value across the entire company. Regardless of the group we support, our goal is provide HR support in broader support of  business needs and working with the regional COEs to deliver high-quality solutions to our internal clients.

Human Resources Internship - Summer 2019

Chicago
4 days ago
+14
Data auditing and cleaning. Building, running and automating metrics and dashboards. Designing and delivering training to HR team. Researching market trends/benchmarks. Exploring talent questions and telling meaningful talent stories. Voice of the Workforce surveys.

HR Talent Product Manager

Chicago
1 day ago
+20
HR Talent Product Manager 222 W Adams St, 11th Floor Chicago, Illinois, 60606 United States West Monroe isn’t a start-up firm, but we act like one. From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t

HR Intern, Zoro Tools

Chicago
6 days ago
+30
The HR Intern will assist the HR team with a wide range of projects including: training and development, recruitment, diversity and inclusion, and orientation and onboarding. The intern will be exposed to several core competencies within the Human Resources function. The Intern will work with managers and employees at all levels in the company. The internship is intended to be educational, and give the intern a better understanding of the role Human Resources plays in a business.

Sr. HR Business Partner

Chicago
1 week ago
+20
Sr. HR Business Partner 222 W Adams St, 11th Floor Chicago, Illinois, 60606 United States West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one. From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. Think you're up for the challenge? West Monroe Partners is

HR Talent Product Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+20
HR Talent Product Manager 222 W Adams St, 11th Floor Chicago, Illinois, 60606 United States West Monroe isn’t a start-up firm, but we act like one. From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t

Compensation Analyst w/Benefits - HR (New Grads Welcome!)

West Suburbs
6 days ago
+18
The Compensation & Benefits Analyst is a key member of the global Total Rewards team that helps build and align the company’s compensation and benefits programs with the Company’s overall business objectives. The ideal candidate will possess strong functional knowledge of HR business processes and have proven experience with the design, implementation and administration of robust compensation and benefits programs.

VP, Human Resources

Chicago
13 hours ago
+21
Signal is looking for a high performing VP, Human Resources to help us champion Signal’s culture and values. You will partner with other business leaders in building and scaling our organization. The VP, Human Resources has previous experience working in a fast paced, changing environment and possesses strong people, leadership and operational skills with demonstrated success in building a high-performance organization. The successful candidate

Human Resources Representative

Chicago
3 days ago
The Human Resources Representative is the a critical member of the HR and broader Support Team, providing HR excellence to a growing population of over 100 employees located at our Oakbrook Terrace HQ, satellite offices, and those working remotely. As a HR Representative, you will help to lay the groundwork for Infutor’s people processes and programs while being able to develop your HR generalist skill set. This role requires a proactive self-starter who is both process and culture driven. 

Human Resources Business Partner

Chicago
3 days ago
+23
Collaborate with the HR Lead to support and guide the implementation of a uniform HR Business Partner model and expectations that promote a strategically focused HR Business Partner team able to provide exceptional, analytics-driven support to functional area partners, in support of business goal achievement. Support the continual monitoring and refinement of model as needed based on HR Business Partner and business feedback, and evolving business needs. Remain informed of industry and disciplinary best practices and key trends. Contribute to the business strategy by helping business functional areas to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes. Review key business performance targets and their related talent implications with functional business leaders. Counsel managers consistent with company policies/practices, legal considerations, compliance regulations, and company priorities—advocating both company and associate concerns. Lead business functions in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with business strategy. Utilize strategic workforce plans to drive talent recruitment and pipeline initiatives; collaborate with HR Centers of Expertise on new / innovative recruitment methods. Execute college recruitment programs designed by HR Centers of Expertise, to further build candidate pipeline for future succession. Drive diversity within talent acquisition, ensuring a balanced and diverse slate of candidates for all positions being recruited. Drive and lead associate engagement efforts through being a visible, active, and involved member of the HRBP team within PDL. Foster HR Business Partner relationships that are built on the HR team gaining deep knowledge of business objectives and providing strategic counsel and analytics in support of goal attainment. Operate as a team of HR Business Partners who act as internal consultants, proactively identifying and partnering with the business in addressing issues and concerns (associate engagement, interpersonal issues, work conditions, etc.). Drive a performance driven culture working with functional areas to ensure that associates understand how their performance contributes to overall business performance. Drive development activities (MD / Succession Planning), ensuring robust IDPs are in place and progressing, especially for associates designated as talent or promotable. Support the business in determining internal and external learning and leadership development options to address the unique learning needs of their associate base and leadership teams.

Human Resources Business Partner

West Suburbs
1 week ago
+18
The HR Business Partner serves as a liaison between employees/managers of a business unit, division and the corporate human resources function. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal business support. This is a full time exempt position.

Human Resources Generalist

Chicago
1 week ago
+12
Serve as the primary resource to staff who have general HR questions. Identify areas to improve HR processes and communications; proactively seek out solutions to tactical HR problems. Partner with Talent Acquisition Specialist (TAS) to arrange candidate travel arrangements and ensure white glove service for all candidates. Collaborate with colleagues to oversee new employee experience from offer letter through on-boarding to ensure a seamless embed. Work with Finance and IT to coordinate and own on-boarding and off-boarding processes. Own the Talent Management process from scheduling check-ins to effectively communicating changes. In collaboration with VP, People and Culture (VP, HR) and TAS, conduct professional development analysis and create annual program within budget parameters. Coordinate all aspects of training (including scheduling internal or external speakers). Develop and analyze evaluation. Track and maintain all HR metrics. Analyze and create reports for various stakeholders. Proactively pull reports on key HR metrics (especially those that relate to company scorecard) and make recommendations to VP, HR regarding red flags or areas needing improvement. Coordinate benefits’ renewal and open enrollment; provide support employees who have benefits questions. Seek out new ways to improve our total rewards package (particularly low-cost options) such as wellness initiatives. Maintain and update all HR databases and proactively seek out more effective methods of gathering and retaining information.

Skills that affect HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

1
Policy and Process Development
8% have this skill
2
Employee Relations
8% have this skill
3
Compensation & Benefits
8% have this skill
4
Employee Retention
8% have this skill
5
Compliance
8% have this skill
6
HR Operations
8% have this skill

Recent HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

$65,000
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A Human Capital Specialist reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$13,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$50,000
Yearly Salary
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1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
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$63,000
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A HR Generalist reported a yearly salary of $63,000
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51-200 Employees
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$76,000
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51-200 Employees
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$60,000
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A HR Generalist reported a yearly salary of $60,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
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1-5 Reports
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Compensation and Systems Analyst reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$1,600 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $115,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$115,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $115,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$55,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $55,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$57,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $57,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
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