Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) Salary

An Executive Director, Human Resources (HR) earns an average salary of $111,363 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.

$73,438 - $175,340

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$73,438 - $175,340  
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$71,145 - $202,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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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

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

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

Organizational Development
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%