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Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $67K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $15K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $13K, and a few commissions as high as $196K, total income for Human Resources Consultants can range between $42K and $122K according to individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Human Resources Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,553 - $99,660
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$44K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,735
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$15.70 - $99.34
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$16
$35
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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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$43,553 - $99,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,366  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $13,400  
Commission
$102.13 - $195,743  
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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$42,048 - $122,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,048
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $99.34  
   
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,366  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $195,743  
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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$42,048 - $122,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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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Human Resources Consultants who go on to become Senior Professional Service Consultants may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Professional Service Consultants is $98K annually. 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.

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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 among the top companies that take on many Human Resources Consultants. Although Mercer LLC leads the field in pay with a median salary of $107K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $75K on the low end all the way up to $239K at the top.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Benefits & Compensation, Project Management, Performance Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Recruiting. It is often found that people who know Employee Relations are also skilled in 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $60K, 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Human Resources Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Human Resources Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (6 percent lower) and Denver (3 percent lower).

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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 222 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: 63% employee benefits None: 20%
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