Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Business Partners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K annually. Cash earnings for Human Resources Business Partners — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $52K to approximately $105K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,269 - $99,495
$52K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $73,003
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$17.31 - $44.16
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MEDIAN: $25.48
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$0$104K
Salary $52,269 - $99,495
Bonus $981 - $14,466
Profit Sharing $293.61 - $7,948
Commission $10,174
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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$52,091 - $104,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,362
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.31 - $44.16
Overtime $19.39 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $981 - $14,466
Commission $10,174
Profit Sharing $293.61 - $7,948
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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$52,091 - $104,878
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


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It's not very common for Human Resources Business Partners to move on to become Senior Human Resources Business Partners. Average pay for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner is $96K annually. Human Resources Business Partners most often move into positions as Human Resources Directors or Senior Human Resources Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Amazon.com Inc, HCA, Inc., Gannett Co Inc, Target Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Human Resources Business Partners. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Tesla Motors offers the most; Human Resources Business Partners earn $95K on average there. Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks at Amazon.com Inc ($88K), Baker Hughes Inc ($83K), and Target Corporation ($80K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Gannett Co Inc at $67K, ADP TotalSource at $71K, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), where $75K is the norm.

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 Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, and Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Recruiting. It is often found that people who know Employee Relations are also skilled in Organizational Development.

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

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Business Partner has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 746 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,054 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Business Partner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 831 salaries. A Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,203

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

Human Resources Business Partners will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland and Salt Lake City (12 percent lower).

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Business Partner?

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner in Rapid City:
"Am I paid enough?"
Pros: Make my mark.
Cons: Takes advantage of some employees.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner in Dallas:
Pros: The Relationships I have built.
Cons: High stress, lack of communication/direction, pay.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 318 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$74,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries





Employee Relations
▲1%

Benefits & Compensation
▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$74,000






▼5%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 318 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 8%
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