Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Human Resources Business Partners in the United States pull down an average of $74K annually. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Business Partners range from $52K on the low end to $104K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Business Partners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Female Human Resources Business Partners make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,072 - $98,968
$52K
$74K
$99K
MEDIAN: $73,764
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$17.95 - $35.35
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MEDIAN: $25.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,072 - $98,968  
   
Bonus
$877 - $14,373  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $9,744  
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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$51,887 - $103,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.95 - $35.35  
   
Overtime
$25.67 - $43.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$877 - $14,373  
   
Commission
$10,174  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $9,744  
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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$51,887 - $103,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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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Though some Human Resources Business Partners move into positions like Senior Human Resources Business Partner (where the average salary is $96K), this progression is not the norm. 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 $10K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Many Human Resources Business Partners can be found at Amazon.com Inc, HCA, Inc., Gannett Co Inc, Target Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp, firms that are at the top of the field. Human Resources Business Partners flock to Tesla Motors for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Amazon.com Inc, Baker Hughes Inc, and Target Corporation, top-paying firms where Human Resources Business Partners rake in a $88K, $83K, or $80K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Gannett Co Inc ($67K), ADP TotalSource ($71K), and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) ($75K).

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 Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, and Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Recruiting. Most people who know Employee Relations also know 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: $74,730

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Human Resources Business Partners in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Portland and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent less).

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$75,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries





▲1%

Employee Relations
▼0%

Benefits & Compensation
▼0%

National Average
$75,000




▼5%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 7%