An Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) earns an average salary of $118,851 per year. A skill in Organizational Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$78,270 - $183,999
MEDIAN: $118,850

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$78,270 - $183,999  
$3,000 - $50,868  
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$0.00 - $80,000  
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$76,536 - $215,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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Job Description for Executive Director, Human Resources (HR)

An executive director of human resources is responsible for the operation of a company's human resources department. This person is responsible for many tasks, including the development and implementation of organizational programs; employee orientation and training programs; benefits plans; database management procedures; and employee records. In addition, they may also be responsible for recruiting and hiring, negotiating labor contracts, and employee retention. Executive directors of human resources also supervise lower-level human resources staff and report to the company's chief executive officer (CEO). They are also the main contact point for employee grievances and must ensure full company compliance with federal, state, and local labor laws.


Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) Tasks

  • Provide overall strategic HR leadership to the company.
  • Oversee initiatives and operations in the managed departments; planning, budgeting and measurement of results.
  • Works closely and coaches executive team to ensure alignment with the overall mission and strategy.

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What is it like working as an Executive Director, Human Resources (HR)?

Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) in Memphis:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Rapid growth, potential for being #1 in the community, excellent reputation.
Cons: Top down management.

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Experience Affects Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Legal Compliance
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Labor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 5%