Human Resources (HR) Director Salary in Houston, Texas

With around three in four of Houston Human Resources Directors reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $53K to $148K per year and averages out to $87K per year. Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. Most Human Resources Directors in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$53,828 - $131,631
MEDIAN: $87,299

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$53,828 - $131,631  
$2,051 - $28,188  
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $10,000  
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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).
$53,306 - $148,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194

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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.

For many Human Resources Directors in Houston, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. On average, Houston Human Resources Directors make $96K following one to two decades on the job. Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $121K.

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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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National Average

Benefits & Compensation
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Legal Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Benefits Administration
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.


66 %
34 %

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%