Human Resources (HR) Director Salary in Houston, Texas

Human Resources Directors in Houston with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three-fourths of Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas. Salaries average out to around $88K annually and spread from $53K to $149K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Houston Human Resources Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$53,529 - $133,553

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$53,529 - $133,553  
$1,980 - $28,991  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $10,174  
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$52,910 - $148,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director in Houston, Texas

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

Houston Human Resources Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $64K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $77K. On average, Human Resources Directors in Houston make $97K following one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $119K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director in Houston, Texas Salaries

Performance Management
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Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Microsoft Office
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Legal Compliance
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National Average

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Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%