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Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Human Resources Business Partners earn around $71K per year on average in the United States, but employers pay the most in San Francisco, offering approximately $106K at the median. Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+27 percent), Boston (+25 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,514 - $99,831
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$51K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,195
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$14.92 - $37.76
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$15
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$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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$0.00 - $14,659  
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$991 - $8,183  
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$50,259 - $105,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,314
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$-0.50 - $57.61  
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$0.00 - $14,659  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $8,183  
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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.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


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Though not the most common occurrence, Human Resources Business Partners sometimes become Senior Human Resources Business Partners, where the average income is $96K per year. Human Resources Directors or Senior Human Resources Managers are common next-step roles for Human Resources Business Partners moving up in their careers; annual pay for Human Resources Directors is $5K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Senior Human Resources Managers.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Human Resources Business Partners report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Business Strategy, Organizational Development, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Full-Cycle Recruiting, Payroll Administration, and Human Resources Information System. Most people skilled in Employee Relations are similarly competent in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Human Resources Business Partners make a median salary of $80K. Human Resources Business Partners who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $82K.

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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
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

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%