Median pay for Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources is around $65K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources ranges from $37K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $12K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources who took the survey are female. The majority of Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,604 - $93,821
$44K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $64,687
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90%

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$10.87 - $29.09
$11
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$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$43,604 - $93,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,500  
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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$36,504 - $99,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$20.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,500  
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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$36,504 - $99,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Director of Human Resources (HR) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Human Resources (HR) in Redding:
"Be strategic for career advancement."
Be firm but flexible. Stand your ground when you know it will affect your success or reputation later. Gain as much experience as you can. Be strategic about your career, when you become a senior HR person, industry specific experience becomes an issue. If you don't that the specific industry experience, you may be overlooked. Apparently, the motto is not always hire for the right fit, train for the job.

Director of Human Resources (HR) in New York:
"Continued Education And Exposure To Soft And Hard Skills."
Leverage direct reports and engage them in the development of new HR initiatives in order to become valued business partners for their organizations.

Key Stats for Director of Human Resources (HR)

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
064
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
34%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Director of Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%

Business Strategy
up arrow 10%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 9%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 9%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 7%

Performance Management
up arrow 7%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Labor Relations
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 17%

Recruiting
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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