Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Human Resources Business Partners in the United States take home an average $73K per year. In the world of Human Resources Business Partners, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $106K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Female Human Resources Business Partners make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction for Human Resources Business Partners is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,410 - $99,470
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$51K
$73K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,576
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$17.04 - $38.37
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$17
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,410 - $99,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,520  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $9,803  
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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$50,906 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.04 - $38.37  
   
Overtime
$26.24 - $50.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,520  
   
Profit Sharing
$998 - $9,803  
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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$50,906 - $105,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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There are some Human Resources Business Partners — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Human Resources Business Partners, where earnings are an average $95K annually. When Human Resources Business Partners are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Human Resources Directors or Senior Human Resources Managers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $11K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Human Resources Business Partners flock to Amazon.com Inc, ADP TotalSource, Gannett Co Inc, Target Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. For Human Resources Business Partners, comfortable salaries can be found at Baker Hughes Inc; in fact, median earnings sit around $88K, the highest in the area.

Amazon.com Inc offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $65K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $45K and $102K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Survey results imply that Human Resources Business Partners deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Training, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,625

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

For Human Resources Business Partners, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Human Resources Business Partners have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and San Diego (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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