Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Human Resources (HR) Director is $56,021 per year. A skill in Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,428 - $87,409
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,021
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$11.78 - $26.63
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,428 - $87,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,324  
Profit Sharing
$240.24 - $8,292  
Commission
$1,900  
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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$34,800 - $88,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,817
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $26.63  
   
Overtime
$15.67 - $32.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,324  
   
Commission
$1,900  
Profit Sharing
$240.24 - $8,292  
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).
)
$34,800 - $88,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,235

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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 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.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Farmingdale:
"Servant Leadership."
Stay close to the business. Pay attention to the culture. Do as much as you can to remove HR obstacles and bureaucracy from managers and employees. Make sure that your HRIS system works for the business, not the other way around. Lead by serving, not by imposing directives.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Atlanta:
"HR is ever changing."
Ensure you make your HR career a "profession." Join organizations that reflect your career track, and volunteer. Strive to make a positive difference in your job, your profession, and in your community.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Minneapolis:
"Tolerance."
Take a deep breath before taking action and give yourself permission to think through the problem.

Human Resources (HR) Director in Brea:
"Documentation is everything."
If it's not on paper, it didn't happen. I have had very bad experiences throughout my career because supervisors and myself included did not document employee incidents. Even the most loyal employees can come back and sue and if there is no documentation in their files, guess who is going to win?

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Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Director Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 14%

Organizational Development
up arrow 9%

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
up arrow 8%

Performance Management
up arrow 8%


Legal Compliance
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Employee Relations
up arrow 1%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

Benefits Administration
0%

National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Hiring
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Training
up arrow 6%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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