Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director is $60,147 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Performance Management and Strategic Planning.

$39,897 - $90,568
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$91K
MEDIAN: $60,147
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$12.58 - $28.04
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MEDIAN: $18.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,897 - $90,568  
   
Bonus
$4.86 - $14,670  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$36,266 - $92,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $28.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.40 - $40.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$4.86 - $14,670  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$36,266 - $92,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,547

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Human Resources (HR) Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Human Resources (HR) Director in Colorado Springs:
"How the company structure was set up."
Listen to your team. Make sure everyone is in the right position though open discussions, and personality testing.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Riverside:
"Tell everyone what your goals are."
Always serve people with an honest heart and maintain a positive rapport with everyone you come into contact with.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Lake Charles:
"The real world is much different than described in textbooks."
Look at all situations the way a neutral, third party would. Look for ways to be a peacemaker within the organization. Understand that HR advises those that own the decision to be made. Align yourself with power but do not cross the line and make the actual decision.

Human Resources (HR) Director in San Jose:
"Co-Leading the Business."
Do you have a passion for coaching leaders and designing the organization for optimum performance? If so, this is the role for you!

Human Resources (HR) Director in Los Angeles:
"Do everything to improve employee relations and safety."
Communicate well with staff and management and work together with management as a partner to develop their skills as leaders.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Modesto:
"Innovative thought leader the finds solutions for complex."
Research your organization and interview multiple times to look for a culture fit.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Foster City:
"Never stop learning."
Block time each week to read the email updates and HR magazines you received to keep on top of the laws and best practices.

Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Director

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 288 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries


Strategic Planning
▲11%

Leadership
▲10%

Organizational Development
▲7%

Legal Compliance
▲5%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▲2%

National Average
$59,000



Regulatory Compliance
▼3%


Recruiting
▼4%

▼9%

Microsoft Excel
▼12%


Microsoft Office
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 288 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 18%