Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salary

The average Entry-Level Director of Human Resources earns approximately $61K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $96K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,931 - $93,478
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,018
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$10.17 - $23.18
(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
$38,931 - $93,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,333  
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).
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$35,339 - $96,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $23.18  
   
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 - $15,333  
   
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).
)
$35,339 - $96,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 13%

Business Strategy
up arrow 9%

Training
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

National Average
$60,000

Employee Relations
up arrow 2%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 3%

Labor Relations
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 8%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%

Recruiting
up arrow 10%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%

Performance Management
up arrow 13%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 20%

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: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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