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Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources lies in the neighborhood of $60K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources varies from around $35K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $16K and $10K, respectively. Most Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources survey respondents are women (77 percent). For the most part, Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,301 - $94,627
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,051
10%
50%
90%

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$10.11 - $22.70
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,301 - $94,627  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,600  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$35,147 - $98,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $22.70  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $43.63  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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).
)
$35,147 - $98,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Training
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Labor Relations
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%

Business Strategy
up arrow 6%

Employee Relations
up arrow 7%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 9%

Recruiting
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 10%

Organizational Development
up arrow 11%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 13%

Performance Management
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Legal Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%