Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Human Resources Business Partners in the United States take home approximately $73K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Business Partners range from $51K on the low end to $106K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of Human Resources Business Partners claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Female Human Resources Business Partners make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,410 - $99,470
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$51K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,576
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$17.04 - $38.37
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,410 - $99,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,520  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $9,803  
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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$50,906 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,218
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Hourly Rate
$17.04 - $38.37  
   
Overtime
$26.24 - $50.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$998 - $9,803  
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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$50,906 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Human resources business partners (HRBPs) are very similar to HR managers with regard to their job requirements. Since the title of HR business partner has developed within the past few years, the general consensus is that there's very little difference between HRBPs and HR managers/advisers/generalists. However, some argue that HRBPs place more focus on strategic business objectives. Regardless of their focus, HRBPs work with internal employees to assist with various needs in the human resources area. They are responsible for solving complex personnel issues and assessing and developing HR strategies and processes. They also evaluate company policies, research changes in HR law, and recommend, implement and enforce the changes for their respective company. HR business partners often work on several projects at once, so they must have a great sense of business acumen, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as they work with employees and executive level personnel frequently. They must also be strategic thinkers, have knowledge of best practices, and a solid understanding of the workings of HR. The educational requirements for HRBPs are usually a bachelor’s degree and experience in the human resources field. HRBPs generally work typical weekday business hours, but they may be required to work longer or weekend hours depending on their companies' fields.


Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Tasks

  • Advise managers on organizational policy issues and recommend needed changes.
  • Lead a team of HR staff to develop, plan and implement various HR initiatives such as compensation, benefits and performance management programs.
  • Analyze HR practices, and recommend employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure legal compliance.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


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Human Resources Business Partners who advance into the role of a Senior Human Resources Business Partner are fairly uncommon. Senior Human Resources Business Partners on average earn $95K per year. Human Resources Business Partners moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Directors or Senior Human Resources Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $5K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Human Resources Business Partners fill the offices of leading firms Amazon.com Inc, ADP TotalSource, Gannett Co Inc, Target Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp. The biggest paychecks can be found at Baker Hughes Inc — the median salary there is $88K.

Amazon.com Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $65K) but some workers make up to $102K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Survey takers working as Human Resources Business Partners report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Employee Relations also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Human Resources Business Partners, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $63K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $82K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,625

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Human Resources Business Partners, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Human Resources Business Partners in Indianapolis earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers in Atlanta and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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