Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Median pay for Human Resources Business Partners in the United States comes out to approximately $72K annually, but employers in San Francisco pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $106K. Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), Boston (+24 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,199 - $100,353
(Median)
$51K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,731
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$17.09 - $38.29
(Median)
$17
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,199 - $100,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,859  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,292  
Total Pay (?
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$50,673 - $107,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.09 - $38.29  
   
Overtime
$25.15 - $59.76  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,859  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $8,292  
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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$50,673 - $107,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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 do not often transition into Senior Human Resources Business Partner roles. The role averages $96K per year. 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 $5K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Employees at ADP TotalSource enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $78K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $55K and higher ones not far away at only $94K.

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 Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Leave of Absence Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Payroll Administration and Benefits Administration also typically command lower compensation. 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.


For Human Resources Business Partners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

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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
up arrow 6%

Performance Management
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Training
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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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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Payroll Administration
up arrow 13%

Leave of Absence Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%