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Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary (United States)

A Human Resources (HR) Business Partner earns an average salary of $71,196 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Human Resources and Business Strategy.
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary (?
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$50,514 - $99,831
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MEDIAN: $71,195
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Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary (?
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$14.92 - $37.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,514 - $99,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,659  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,183  
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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$50,259 - $105,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $37.76  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $57.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,659  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,183  
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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$50,259 - $105,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$73,000
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

Human Resources
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Training Program Development
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$73,000
Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 7%