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Is finding a Generalist position for more than 50k but with me having less than 7 years of HR experience reasonable? Is a generalist position the best next step to get more experience? I have a masters in HR and my SHRM-CP certification. Any advice on upward moving in the industry is welcomed. Thanks in advanced

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I recommend a higher salary range especially with your masters and certification. Depending on experience, look into working for a PEO.

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ADP does PEO and ASO that would allow you to be an HR Business partner and aligns you with about 50 organizations total to be their strategic partner in HR. The pay is higher, and your background is what we look for. It’s Covid so we don’t send the HRBP’s on site currently - but precovid the HRBP’s who didn’t work with clients in remote areas could go on site with them to work with them. You only work with their C suite or HR people - then their employees get assistance from another team on basic things like password resets and all the “urgent” things that bog you down but don’t add value to your culture or relationship in HR.

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50k is under current market value in my opinion! I would apply to positions even if they state they require 7 years of experience. Many organizations are struggling with hiring and will compromise on years of experience for the right candidate

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So, I am going to come at you with a different perspective. Different from the others who have posted. You need to understand where you live, meaning if you are in an area that is not a high-end compensation area, then you will make less than people who typically post here. With that said, you have to be a person who brings things to the table. Meaning are you bringing ideas that will change your organization? Are you bringing ideas that will help current processes? Because if you’re not you can get quickly lost into an administrative role. And I’ll be honest, it sounds like that is what is happening. If you are not willing to force issues, and be a game changer, then you’ll make what you were making, because that is what you deliver.

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Thanks for your feedback. Yes I have created new processes that our department currently uses, train new employees, and helped with other changes. You are correct regarding the pay and location. I would need to do some more research on the pay in my area,but I do know my current salary is low for the immediate area.

Just to put this in perspective; I have 5 YOE, BS (no MS) am a people manager at a top tech firm making 230ish TC at MCOL. Mentioning this because it PAINS me to think you’re looking 50k for those YOE and education. Yes I’m definitely at the top of the market for pay but please push for at least 100 if your YOE are applicable. My advice is look for a remote position in tech that you’re over qualified for. Tech pays WAY more than every other industry and this will skyrocket your pay

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Absolutely… I was a generalist and was at 42k with 0 experience. At 56k by the end of 3 years. (Nashville) Switched jobs and now at 90k (NYC) in HR consulting. With your experience look for at least 70k depending on your location.

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75-80k feels right for your YOE

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Where are you based and what type of experience do you have? 7 yoe should qualify you to get more specialized roles, and make more salary.

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Curious .. OP are you F or M? Research might be true after all.

You should easily see $70-80k for your background. Better in certain industries.

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I’m at 75k with 4.5 YOE’s and a bachelors in business administration. Have similar experience but I’m in manufacturing. I’m currently looking at new HR Generalist/HR Lead roles that are all in the 6 figure range. What kind of industry are you currently in or looking for? With your question, I’m almost scared to ask what you’re making now.

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70-80K would be reasonable with your Masters and experience. Where are you located. You can do a salary benchmark analysis on linkedin or salary.com, glass-door etc.

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I was making $55k as a generalist in Boston 6 years ago but the market has definitely changed.

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Not sure where you’re located, but in central IL my company would pay $60-$70 with your experience.

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Check out tech job postings. If the location is listed as Other or Remote you can most likely work from home and probably make 100+!

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I would ask what the substance of your 7 years of experience is. If it is 7 years in various specialist roles, then it is time for a senior HR role whether that be Sr. HR Generalist, Sr. HRBP, HR Manager, etc. If it is 7 years as a specialist in one area of HR, I would recommend going for an HR Generalist, but definitely at more than $50k. Your 7 years of experience have value in one form or another, know your worth and that is definitely more than $50k a year.

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Employment law

I have explored the thought of employment law. That was my favorite class in Grad school. I really enjoy creating policy and procedures.

Be open to moving to a different state! I live in CA and half the amount of experience and make upwards of $70,000 a year

I don't have a degree, and less than 5 years recruiting/HR experience and am in a small town, low pop state making 26/hour. You'd do good looking in the 60k+ range imo

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