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HR Specialist salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $69K
Min: $47K
Max: $115K

How Much Does a HR Specialist Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $69,455. The average additional cash compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $4,333. The average total compensation for a HR Specialist in Chicago is $73,788. 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

Research Principal (Human Resources Software)

1 week ago
G2 Crowd is seeking a Research Principal with expertise in the Human Resources software markets. The Research Principal conducts innovative research and delivers advice through written reports, buyer advisory, media inquiries and speaking engagements. They are responsible for maintaining category integrity in the HR & Related spaces, ensuring software products and associate services are properly categorized, fielding buyer and vendor inquiries, and working with the Category Director and Chief Research Officer to add emerging software categories to the site.

HR Business Partner

3 weeks ago
What we do Civis Analytics helps leading businesses, nonprofits, and government use data to identify, attract, and engage customers, constituents, and citizens. With a blend of proprietary data, technology and advisory services, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis helps organizations stop guessing and start using statistical proof to guide decisions. Learn more about Civis at www

Summer Intern - HR/Talent Acquisition

1 week ago
We are seeking a personable, self-motivated, and customer-service focused individual to join our People Team as a HR/TA Intern. This intern will learn how to effectively work with confidential information while understanding and improving upon HR processes and assisting with implementing new ideas.  This individual will work closely with the People Team in their efforts to streamline our impact on the company and its employees.

Research Director - HR and Productivity

2 weeks ago
G2 Crowd, Inc. is seeking a Research Director with a HCM background to join its Buyer Research team. The Research Director will be responsible for leading G2 Crowd's HR and Productivity technology category team, ensuring the accuracy of HCM and Productivity product categorization and supporting overall growth in the set of HR and Productivity categories. The Research Director, HR and Productivity is responsible for researching, writing and advising buyers about trends and products in HCM and Productivity technology. The director must have a deep understanding of current HR trends and products.

Human Resources Manager

1 day ago
Human Resources Manager 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. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist,

Human Resources Internship

Northwest Suburbs
1 week ago
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies – especially their HR teams – better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our employees a rewarding company culture – all putting us in a category of our own. Join us and learn what makes us unique! We’re a fast-growing company ready to revolutionize the payroll and HR world for hundreds of thousands of businesses by delivering

Human Resources Director

1 week ago
Position Title: Human Resources Director Reports to: CEO Supervises: HR and Operations Associate Collaborates with: All Departments   Position Description: The HR Director plays a critically important role for NowPow at large, responsible for growing and supporting our most important asset: our people. Working side-by-side with all departments at NowPow, the HR Director will focus on ensuring all NowPow teams are staffed to meet company

Human Resources Business Partner

1 week ago
The People Resources Business Partner (PRBP) will join a team of smart, business-minded and hands-on HR professionals. As a PRBP supporting our Technology teams (our largest corporate client group), you will partner directly with our CTO, Director of Engineering, Director of IT and other key leaders to deliver results and keep engagement levels high. Your primary focus will be to help your clients meet their business goals while living Enova’s core values.

Human Resources Representative

1 week 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 Generalist

2 weeks ago
The HR Generalist is a hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to assigned business units. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement.

Human Resources Generalist

2 weeks ago
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.

VP, Human Resources

3 weeks ago
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

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 $73,727 on average.

HR Specialist Salary by gender

The average HR Specialist salary for women is $65,250 and the average HR Specialist salary for men is $93,750.

HR Specialist Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a HR Specialist with 7+ years of experience is $106,333.

Average HR salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
HR Coordinator $50,926
Min: $38K
Max: $100K
Recruiter $65,081
Min: $40K
Max: $130K
Technical Recruiter $68,923
Min: $40K
Max: $119K
HR Specialist $69,455
Min: $47K
Max: $115K
Senior Recruiter $91,955
Min: $53K
Max: $140K
HR Manager $92,900
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
HR Director $137,045
Min: $85K
Max: $240K
Vice President of Human Resources $186,646
Min: $96K
Max: $218K

Chicago Companies with the Highest HR Salaries

Mobile, Software
Big Data, Healthtech

Skills that affect HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

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

Recent HR Specialist salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Associate Comp Analyst reported a yearly salary of $62,000
3-5 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Associate Comp Analyst reported a yearly salary of $62,000
3-5 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Benefits Specialist reported a yearly salary of $64,000 with +$6,400 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Sales Trainer reported a yearly salary of $58,000
5-7 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Employee Experience Specialist reported a yearly salary of $87,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A HR Specialist reported a yearly salary of $89,000
7+ Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Human Capital Specialist reported a yearly salary of $65,000 with +$13,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
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A HR Associate reported a yearly salary of $50,000
1-3 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
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A HR Generalist reported a yearly salary of $63,000
1-3 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A People Ops Specialist reported a yearly salary of $76,000
3-5 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
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