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Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary (United States)

Human Resources Consultants in the United States typically take home $66K annually. In the world of Human Resources Consultants, overall cash earnings stretch from $42K near the bottom to $124K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $15K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $12K, along with commissions approaching $194K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a fair portion. Most Human Resources Consultants are women (71 percent). Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary (?
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$43,888 - $100,519
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$15.64 - $99.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$43,888 - $100,519  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,983  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $12,208  
Commission
$103.04 - $193,916  
Total Pay (?
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$42,006 - $124,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 987
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$15.64 - $99.11  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $50.91  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,983  
   
Commission
$103.04 - $193,916  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $12,208  
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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$42,006 - $124,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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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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While not commonly seen, Human Resources Consultants who transition into a Management Consultant position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Management Consultants is $94K per year. A Human Resources Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Human Resources Consultants. Paychecks for that role are $58K on average. The Human Resources Director position is another common transition for Human Resources Consultants; in this role, salaries are typically at the $78K mark.

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Although Mercer LLC leads the field in pay with a median salary of $102K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $73K on the low end all the way up to $279K at the top.
Pay for Human Resources Consultants is the lowest at Deloitte Consulting LLP, which has a median salary of $71K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $102K. Towers Watson is another employer with a reputation for below-average pay.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Benefits & Compensation, Project Management, Performance Management, and Change Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 11 percent, 10 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Employee Relations are similarly competent in Organizational Development.

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

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For many Human Resources Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Human Resources Consultants in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $60K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $68K. Human Resources Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $82K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $101K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a little more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Human Resources Consultants that is 43 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, where Human Resources Consultants typically earn around 27 percent, 19 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent more than usual. With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%