Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary

Human Resources Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $71K per year on average. Cash earnings for Human Resources Consultants — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $26K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $142K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and geographic location. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Consultants. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Consultants making up 74 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,003 - $111,376
$46K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,345
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$16.19 - $102.26
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$100
MEDIAN: $39.12
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$0$141K
Salary $46,003 - $111,376
Bonus $1,910 - $20,121
Profit Sharing $502 - $25,760
Commission $2,543 - $39,305
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,619 - $141,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 895
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $16.19 - $102.26
Overtime $11.25 - $62.72
Annual Data $0$141K
Bonus $1,910 - $20,121
Commission $2,543 - $39,305
Profit Sharing $502 - $25,760
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,619 - $141,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288

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Job Description for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Human resources is the department within a company that handles employees' hiring, training, questions, and issues. A human resources consultant typically is hired to find ways to improve relationships between the business and employee, increase retention, and grow overall staff satisfaction.

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Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Tasks

  • Analyze HR practices, and recommend employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure legal compliance.
  • Develop, plan and implement various HR initiatives such as compensation, benefits and performance management programs.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy issues and recommend needed changes.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


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Human Resources Consultants sometimes assume positions such as Senior Professional Service Consultants. That role pays $98K per year on average. A Human Resources Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Human Resources Consultants. Paychecks for that role are $59K on average. The Human Resources Director position is another common transition for Human Resources Consultants; in this role, salaries are typically at the $80K mark.

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Mercer LLC, Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Aon Consulting, Inc., and Towers Watson are top-notch employers for Human Resources Consultants in this area. Towers Watson attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $127K. Mercer LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Human Resources Consultants earning around $107K, $85K, or $83K at each firm, respectively.

EY (Ernst & Young), Paychex, Inc. and AON Corporation are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $60K, $74K, and $76K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Survey takers working as Human Resources Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Organizational Development, Benefits & Compensation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Recruiting, Customer Service, and Human Resources Information System. Those familiar with Employee Relations also tend to know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Pay by Experience for a Consultant, Human Resources (HR) has a positive trend. An entry-level Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 453 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Consultant, Human Resources (HR) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 396 salaries. A Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,900

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Consultants, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Human Resources Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+24 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (6 percent less) and Seattle (4 percent less).

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Consultant, Human Resources (HR)?

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) in Denver:
Pros: Flexible work schedule.
Cons: No option to work from home.

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Key Stats for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salaries

▲36%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$74,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 28%
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