Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Nearly 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 $137K per year, and the average comes out to $91K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $22K and $30K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Human Resources Business Partners can bottom out near $67K or peak near $137K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Senior Human Resources Business Partners make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$66,084 - $124,162
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,481
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$20.61 - $72.72
(Median)
$21
$42
$73
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,084 - $124,162  
   
Bonus
$2,478 - $21,585  
Profit Sharing
$963 - $30,410  
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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$67,453 - $137,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 732
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $72.72  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,478 - $21,585  
   
Profit Sharing
$963 - $30,410  
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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$67,453 - $137,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 Labor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources Information System, Training Program Development, and Recruiting. Those familiar with Employee Relations also tend to 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $88K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $81K. Senior Human Resources Business Partners bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $104K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,889

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Senior Human Resources Business Partners will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Senior Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+28 percent), Houston (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Chicago (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Labor 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 109 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
51%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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