Human Resources (HR) Director in Houston, Texas Salary

Human Resources Directors in Houston tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $86K annually, but may range from $42K to $151K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women make up the majority of Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,273 - $141,376
MEDIAN: $85,774

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$41,647 - $151,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director

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

Houston Human Resources Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $78K. Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $122K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Organizational Development
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Performance Management
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Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Regulatory Compliance
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Legal Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

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


64 %
36 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%