Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Around three in four of Senior Human Resources Business Partners in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $67K to $141K per year, and the average comes out to $91K per year. Overall cash earnings of Senior Human Resources Business Partners stretch from $67K near the bottom to $141K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $24K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. Most Senior Human Resources Business Partners survey respondents are women (78 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$66,054 - $124,848
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$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,465
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Salary
$66,054 - $124,848  
   
Bonus
$2,959 - $24,214  
Profit Sharing
$283.83 - $24,658  
Total Pay (?
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$66,985 - $140,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 579
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Job Description for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

A senior human resources (HR) business partner is typically the final authority within a company on matters concerning the business' employees. The HR business partner works to establish legally sound hiring and termination procedures, and then ensures that managers and supervisors understand and adhere to these policies. Due to the expense of training and hiring new employees, the senior HR partner also helps develop screening and interview procedures aimed at reducing turnover.

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Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Tasks

  • Advise and facilitate legal proceedings and employment issues.
  • Develop and implement HR strategies, including bargaining, terminations, policy violations, hiring and others.
  • Identify, pursue and hire prospects, on-boarding them and coaching for success.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to solve human resources problems and direct solutions.
  • Lead change management strategies and mentor employees.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Senior Human Resources Business Partners report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources Information System, Recruiting, and Training Program Development. Most people who know Employee Relations also know Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

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


For Senior Human Resources Business Partners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $80K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $87K. Senior Human Resources Business Partners see a median salary of $98K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $107K — the plum median salary in this group.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Human Resources Business Partners, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), San Francisco (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and Houston (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 11 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries



National Average
$95,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$95,000

Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 5%
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