Most HR professionals know that getting a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification is worth the time and effort. But, do you realize just how much it can benefit a Human Resources
career? See the following information from PayScale about quicker promotions, higher pay, greater job availability and more for those who have a PHR or SPHR versus those who do not.
Using its database of over
15,000 profiles and 250 compensable factors, PayScale analyzed various aspects of Human Resources (HR) positions, comparing results for professionals with and without a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional
in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Limiting its research to data from March 2011 to March 2012, PayScale determined how HR positions for those holding a PHR or SPHR designation differ from those without either certification, in terms
of pay levels nationally, across 10 industries and the 10 largest metropolitan areas. Additionally, PayScale provided further analysis comparing company sizes and career progression.