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Human Resources (HR) Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $93,707 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Leadership. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$61,651 - $139,190
MEDIAN: $93,706

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$61,651 - $139,190  
$0.00 - $29,622  
Profit Sharing
$1,493 - $17,517  
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).
$62,202 - $161,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Training Management
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National Average

Employee Relations
up arrow 1%

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Legal Compliance
up arrow 1%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 2%

Labor Relations
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 7%

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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 11%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.


82 %
18 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%