Human Resources (HR) Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $96,222 per year. A skill in Organizational Development is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$64,763 - $139,481
MEDIAN: $96,222

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$64,763 - $139,481  
$0.00 - $29,773  
Profit Sharing
$1,587 - $19,392  
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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).
$63,995 - $161,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 10%

up arrow 9%

Training Management
up arrow 3%

National Average

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

up arrow 2%

Employee Relations
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Labor Relations
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 7%

up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


78 %
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%