Human Resources (HR) Director in Houston, Texas Salary

Houston Human Resources Directors 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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Directors in Houston, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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.

For many Human Resources Directors in Houston, Texas, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Houston Human Resources Directors make a median salary of $98K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $122K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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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%