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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director is $54,955 per year. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (?
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$36,212 - $86,294
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MEDIAN: $54,955
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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (?
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$11.36 - $25.52
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,212 - $86,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,891  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
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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$34,131 - $88,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,511
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $25.52  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,136  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,313  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,891  
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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$34,131 - $88,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
up arrow 29%
Chicago
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Austin
up arrow 14%
Nashville
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Houston
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National Average
$53,000
Dallas
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Oklahoma City
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Human Resources (HR) Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Human Resources (HR) Director in Plattsburgh:
"Education."
Obtain a Master's Degree in Administration or Business. Obtain a degree in Employment Law.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Santa Fe:
"The Name Of The School You Graduate From Matters."
Must be organized, caring, capable, have excellent writing skills, language skills, be able to multitask and work well under stress.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Chicago:
"Be A Guide Not A Miracle Maker."
Strive to understand the business and industry you are in as well as you understand HR. Delegate effectively, let go and be comfortable allowing calculated mistakes so that staff can learn. Don't be a micro manager, develop your team and plan for succession for short, mediun and long term scenarios. Be an active listener. Don't take on solving employee issues, guide and coach employees to help and empower them to resolve. Don't avoid or delay difficult decisions, conversations or actions. Be honest and candid, don't sugar coat difficult feedback. It is helpful when having difficult discussion to let the indiviudal know your approach is to be honest and candid. Ask they are open to hearing feedback they might not like. Your team's productivity and effectiveness is a direct reflect of your ability to lead. Accept responsibility for their performance and focus on their development, engagement and listen.
Human Resources (HR) Director in Philadelphia:
"Need A Good Personality To Deal With People."
This profession continues to change and evolve but you need to understand the business side to align as a strategic business partner for the human capital needs for the business to be successful.
Human Resources (HR) Director in New York:
"Learning Never Ends!"
Read all you can. Learn about people management skills and organizational development. Learn to be a leader in your area and do not relegate your job to solely supporting your company -- be a mover and leader in the direction it is going.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Leadership
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Organizational Development
up arrow 7%
Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%
Performance Management
up arrow 3%
Employee Relations
up arrow 2%
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%
Training
0%
National Average
$53,000
Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%
Hiring
up arrow 5%
Recruiting
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%