Human Resources (HR) Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Human Resources (HR) Manager is $59,839 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Performance Management and Organizational Development. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Human Resources (HR) Manager Salary (?
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$40,048 - $86,243
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MEDIAN: $59,838
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Human Resources (HR) Manager Salary (?
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$12.10 - $28.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,048 - $86,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,270  
Profit Sharing
$499.80 - $8,850  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,229  
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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$38,246 - $89,761  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18,808
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $28.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $4.67  
Overtime
$13.57 - $38.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,270  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,229  
Profit Sharing
$499.80 - $8,850  
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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$38,246 - $89,761  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,971
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Manager

Human resources (HR) managers work with a team of professionals to support a company's growth and operation. HR managers oversee daily operations, business planning, and budget development for human resources programs. Responsibilities also include advising and coaching managers on company policies for human resources and programs including issues with employee relations. HR managers plan, oversee and coordinate all department initiatives including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, retention and employee relations for a company. They also ensure that all human resources policies, procedures, and programs are consistently administered and enforced in line with the company's goals, compliance with various professional standards and any state or federal regulations. An undergraduate degree in business, human resources, or a related field is usually required for HR managers as well as several years of experience in the human resources field. Other combinations of education and experience that provide the rudimentary knowledge and skills to function efficiently in the role may be an acceptable substitute. HR managers constantly use computers, so familiarity with email, word processor programs and other common computer software is required. HR managers also need to be familiar with the use of printers, scanners, copiers and other essential office equipment. They stay informed on labor laws and up-to-date on training requirements, changes to employee benefits--such as insurance, staffing needs of the company, and any performance issues experienced by the business. HR managers can expect to work typical business hours, with some overtime or weekend work.
Human Resources (HR) Manager Tasks
  • Advise and coach managers on HR policies and programs including employee relations issues.
  • Manage daily departmental operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.

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Human Resources (HR) Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Manager at U.S. Air Force (USAF)?
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Ellicott City:
"Management."
Pros: The thing I like the most about being in the military is the ability to travel. Also, the structured developmental programs has allowed me to expand in my career path and become a leader.
Cons: As with many other companies we are doing more with less. Meaning most offices are overworked. There used to be a time where one only had to focus on one maybe two programs, now one be a jack of all trades. Mastering none!
What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Manager?
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Philadelphia:
"Process Management."
Pros: HR administration is boring. The fun really starts when you get to be analytic and strategic: influencing policy, pulling useful knowledge out of raw data, working with all departments, working with supervisors to maximize the potential of their direct reports.
Cons: It is easy to become the office help desk if you don't set firm boundaries and define your role.
Human Resources (HR) Manager in Columbia:
"My Job Today."
Pros: Multiple challenges and relaxed office conditions and flexible work schedule.
Cons: Not having enough education to feel confident in all areas.

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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Manager Salaries

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$60,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Manager Salaries

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$60,000
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Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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