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Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (United States)

A Human Resources (HR) Director earns an average salary of $79,424 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 Salary (?
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$48,605 - $122,162
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MEDIAN: $79,423
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Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (?
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$12.88 - $33.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,605 - $122,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,342  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $12,413  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,240  
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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$46,357 - $132,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9,836
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $33.74  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $43.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,342  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,240  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $12,413  
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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$46,357 - $132,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 476
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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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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%