Human Resources (HR) Director with Benefits Administration Skills Salary

With roughly two in three of Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills is $75K annually and can range from $45K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills range from $45K on the low end to $118K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $8K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,229 - $110,801
(Median)
$47K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,825
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$14.91 - $30.73
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$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,229 - $110,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,923  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $8,330  
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$44,854 - $117,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $30.73  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,923  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.48 - $8,330  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$44,854 - $117,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $85K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,256

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Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Human Resources Directors with Benefits Administration skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), and Dallas (+19 percent). In Austin, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (7 percent lower) and Denver (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries



National Average
$75,000


Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 575 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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