Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

An average Human Resources Business Partner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72K per year. Final cash compensation to Human Resources Business Partners varies from around $51K to approximately $106K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $9K, respectively. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Human Resources Business Partners survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction for Human Resources Business Partners is high. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$51,221 - $99,675

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$17.22 - $37.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,221 - $99,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,530  
Profit Sharing
$982 - $9,192  
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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$50,675 - $106,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,774
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Hourly Rate
$17.22 - $37.26  
   
Overtime
$25.92 - $56.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,530  
   
Profit Sharing
$982 - $9,192  
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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$50,675 - $106,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 some Human Resources Business Partners move into positions like Senior Human Resources Business Partner (where the average salary is $95K), this progression is not the norm. 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


Target Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $80K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Human Resources Business Partners seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 15 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Payroll Administration, Microsoft Excel, 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.


Human Resources Business Partners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $73K. Human Resources Business Partners bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Human Resources Business Partners, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+27 percent), New York (+25 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 11 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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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
up arrow 15%



Performance Management
up arrow 4%

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 3%

Employee Relations
0%

National Average
$73,000

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Recruiting
up arrow 3%




Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 229 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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