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Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salary

Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources take home approximately $60K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources bottoms out near $35K and approaches $98K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources making up 78 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,671 - $94,175
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,434
10%
50%
90%

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$10.13 - $23.42
(Median)
$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$38,671 - $94,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,472  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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).
)
$35,444 - $97,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $23.42  
   
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 - $15,472  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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).
)
$35,444 - $97,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Business Strategy
up arrow 6%

Training
up arrow 3%

Labor Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 5%

Organizational Development
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Recruiting
up arrow 9%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 10%

Performance Management
up arrow 11%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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