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Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director is $55,743 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning and Leadership.

$36,494 - $86,910
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,742
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$11.82 - $26.24
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,494 - $86,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,181  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $11,745  
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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$34,573 - $88,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $26.24  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $32.85  
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 - $10,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $11,745  
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).
)
$34,573 - $88,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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 Victoria:
"Everything I now know."
Realize you may have a new boss every year! Go after the pay increases. Make sure you enjoy working with people! Be a role model for others. Get the degree!

Human Resources (HR) Director in Millbrae:
"Innovation, patience, knowledge, collaboration."
Establish your focal point/s with regard to your HR objectives (i.e., employee relations, compensation, training, etc.). Passion, engagement, communication, dedication and love for people!

Human Resources (HR) Director in Riverside:
"The detailed it took to maintain compliance of CA law."
Read your laws know them and put them into practice.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Oakland:
"Things I've learned."
Best to explore careers by doing informal interviews. Network even if you have a job.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Plattsburgh:
"Education."
Obtain a Master's Degree in Administration or Business. Obtain a degree in Employment Law.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 27%

Leadership
up arrow 13%

Organizational Development
up arrow 6%

Performance Management
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 2%

Employee Relations
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Benefits Administration
up arrow 3%

Recruiting
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Hiring
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 372 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%