The average Entry-Level Director of Human Resources earns approximately $62K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $94K. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,565 - $90,349
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,382
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90%

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$10.77 - $29.36
(Median)
$11
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,565 - $90,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$37,174 - $93,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $29.36  
   
Overtime
$20.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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).
)
$37,174 - $93,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Director of Human Resources (HR) Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Director of Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 18%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 12%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 8%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 8%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 6%

Organizational Development
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Labor Relations
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Performance Management
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 14%

Recruiting
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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