A Human Resources (HR) Director earns an average salary of $78,075 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership, and Performance Management.
Human Resources (HR) Director Total Pay (?
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$47,535 - $120,747
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MEDIAN: $78,075
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Human Resources (HR) Director Total Pay (?
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$12.97 - $34.49
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,535 - $120,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,629  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $14,413  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$45,661 - $130,923  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,977
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $34.49  
   
Overtime
$15.44 - $43.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,629  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$720 - $14,413  
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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$45,661 - $130,923  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10,977
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Director
Human resource directors have many different roles and responsibilities in many different organizations. These directors can head up several departments and put in place someone to manage them. They are strategic partners, and proponents for the company and for the people who work for the company. They also have the responsibility of dealing with the day-to-day problems and complaints from their employees, employee benefits, payroll and employee paperwork. They ensure employees' adherence to policies and procedures. They also make sure that programs are consistently administered and aligned with organizational goals, have compliance with professional standards, and meet state and federal regulatory requirements and laws. HR directors also oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs. They also plan, direct, and manage all human resource initiatives, such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization. They are in charge of hiring, training, coaching, salary and benefits, team building, and leadership.
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Human Resources (HR) Director Tasks
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.
  • Plan, direct and manages all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director
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$80,000
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Employee Relations
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National Average
$80,000
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%
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