The average pay for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director is $59,345 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Planning, Performance Management, and Organizational Development.

$38,920 - $90,123
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$39K
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$90K
MEDIAN: $59,344
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$12.58 - $30.32
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,920 - $90,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,590  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,609  
Commission
$8,000  
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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$35,815 - $91,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $30.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.66 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,590  
   
Commission
$8,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$35,815 - $91,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,777

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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 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.

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Performance Management
up arrow 13%

Leadership
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Organizational Development
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Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 2%

Employee Relations
0%

Benefits & Compensation
0%

National Average
$58,000

Recruiting
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Benefits Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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