Human Resources (HR) Director Salary in Houston, Texas

Human Resources Directors in Houston who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $151K per year, but expected earnings average $86K per year. Women make up the majority of Houston Human Resources Directors (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,081 - $138,895
MEDIAN: $85,970

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$44,081 - $138,895  
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$42,003 - $150,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. For Human Resources Directors in Houston, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $118K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect 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

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Regulatory Compliance
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Legal Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%