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

A typical Human Resources (HR) Business Partner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $72,147 annually. Compensation ranges from $49,948 on the low end to $106,586 per year on the high end. Total cash compensation to Human Resources (HR) Business Partners bottoms out near $50,212 and approaches $100,511 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $14,863 from bonuses and almost $8,211 from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Men are solidly outnumbered in the field, with women representing 77 percent of workers. Job satisfaction for Human Resources (HR) Business Partners is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$50,212 - $100,511
(Median)
50K
59K
71K
84K
100K
MEDIAN: $70,843
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$14.75 - $36.33
(Median)
15
20
24
27
36
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,212 - $100,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,863  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $8,211  
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).
)
$49,948 - $106,586  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $36.33  
   
Overtime
$31.90 - $46.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,863  
   
Profit Sharing
$988 - $8,211  
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).
)
$49,948 - $106,586  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
Is Human Resources (HR) Business Partner your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Though it's uncommon, some Human Resources (HR) Business Partners move into roles as Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partners, bringing in an extra $25K per year. Human Resources (HR) Business Partners typically move into roles as Human Resources (HR) Directors or Sr. Human Resources (HR) Managers, where they can expect an extra $5,393 or $11,465 per year.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Survey results suggest that Human Resources (HR) Business Partners use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Training Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Full-Cycle Recruiting, Benefits Administration, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Those proficient in Employee Relations are, more often than not, also skilled 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.
In most cases, Human Resources (HR) Business Partners can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Starting out, salaries are typically $62K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $80K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Human Resources (HR) Business Partners pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $83K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 7 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 31%
up arrow 19%
San Jose
up arrow 19%
Washington
up arrow 12%
up arrow 9%
Minneapolis
up arrow 6%
Denver
up arrow 4%
up arrow 3%
Los Angeles
up arrow 1%
National Average
$72,000
Dallas
up arrow 2%
up arrow 4%
up arrow 5%
Miami
up arrow 11%
San Diego
up arrow 11%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Human Resources (HR) Business Partners will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Boston, New York, San Jose, and Washington, where Human Resources (HR) Business Partners typically earn around 31 percent, 19 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent more than usual. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 11 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Seattle (-11 percent and -5 percent, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 6%
Employee Relations
up arrow 2%
Recruiting
0%
National Average
$72,000
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%
Full-Cycle Recruiting
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 242 votes.

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%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -