Human Resources Information Systems Directors in the United States take home approximately $118K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Information Systems Directors range from $73K on the low end to $193K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $39K and $20K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Human Resources Information Systems Directors (63 percent) survey participants are women. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,296 - $163,946
MEDIAN: $117,780

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$72,296 - $163,946  
$6,040 - $38,783  
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$-0.50 - $19,866  
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$72,729 - $193,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director

Human resources information systems (HRIS) directors are responsible for overseeing an organization's human resource information system, including system configuration and security maintenance. A bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT) or a related field and prior experience are generally required for this position.


Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director Tasks

  • Direct the design, selection and implementation or modification of HRIS and other HR computer solutions.
  • Provide strategic and operational direction for all HRIS functions.
  • Report departmenal progress to organization leadership.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director

Survey results show that Human Resources Information Systems Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Workday Software, PeopleSoft HRMS, Project Management, and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Human Resources Information System. For most people, competency in Human Resources Information System indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Human Resources Information Systems Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $106K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $116K. Human Resources Information Systems Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $136K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Human Resources Information Systems Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $156K.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


63 %
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 8%