Entry-Level Director of Human Resources (HR) Salary

Average Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources make around $61K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $36K to approximately $98K. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most Entry-Level Directors of Human Resources report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,183 - $95,350
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $61,143
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$10.32 - $23.10
(Median)
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$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,183 - $95,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,258  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$35,785 - $97,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $23.10  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $37.98  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,258  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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).
)
$35,785 - $97,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 9%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Training
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
up arrow 4%

Business Strategy
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 7%

Organizational Development
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 9%

Performance Management
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Recruiting
up arrow 14%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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