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Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $67K annually. Final cash compensation to Human Resources Consultants varies from around $42K to approximately $121K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $13K, respectively. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Female Human Resources Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Consultants. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,730 - $99,246
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$99K
MEDIAN: $66,700
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$15.63 - $99.78
(Median)
$16
$35
$100
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,730 - $99,246  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,237  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $13,400  
Commission
$600 - $117,500  
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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$42,064 - $120,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,034
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $99.78  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $53.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,237  
   
Commission
$600 - $117,500  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $13,400  
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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$42,064 - $120,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


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At the upper end, Human Resources Consultants who move into a Senior Professional Service Consultant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Professional Service Consultants is a much higher $98K per year. Becoming a Human Resources Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Human Resources Consultants move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Human Resources Manager is $58K. Another frequent advance is for Human Resources Consultants to assume a Human Resources Director role; in this role, workers often take home $78K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mercer LLC, Towers Watson, Deloitte, and EY (Ernst & Young) are all popular places to work. Although Mercer LLC heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $104K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $74K to $200K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Recruiting, and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Employee Relations indicates knowledge of Organizational Development.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Human Resources Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $61K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $69K. Human Resources Consultants see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Human Resources Consultants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 11 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salaries






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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 20%
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