Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary
More than three-quarters of Senior Human Resources Business Partners in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $69K to $134K per year, but median earnings come to around $92K per year. Cash earnings for Senior Human Resources Business Partners — including $20K in bonuses and $16K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $69K to $134K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Human Resources Business Partners report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Human Resources Business Partners making up 77 percent. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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.Read More...
The senior HR business partner also works to educate managers and supervisors on fostering a positive workplace for employees. They mediate employee disputes and take an active role in maintaining consistency of procedures and coaching throughout their organization. The senior HR business partner likely supervises the company's HR department; this department and the senior partner typically oversee employee benefits as well. They help department managers and supervisors manage employee vacations, and they provide education and counseling on company health plans and any retirement benefits offered.
Typically, a human resources department generates a large amount of documentation. The senior HR business partner oversees the HR department to ensure that documentation is properly created, classified, handled, and stored. Given the sensitive nature of this documentation and employee privacy provisions, maintaining privacy is essential.
The senior nature of this management position means that most individuals holding this job possess at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, as well as HR experience at a lower or similar level of responsibility. The HR partner works in an office environment, typically during regular business hours.
Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Tasks
- Collaborate internally and externally to solve human resources problems and direct solutions.
- Lead change management strategies and mentor employees.
- Identify, pursue and hire prospects, on-boarding them and coaching for success.
- Advise and facilitate legal proceedings and employment issues.
- Develop and implement HR strategies, including bargaining, terminations, policy violations, hiring and others.
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Popular Skills for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
Survey takers working as Senior Human Resources Business Partners report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development, Human Resources Information System, and Benefits & Compensation. It is often found that people who know Employee Relations are also skilled in 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.
Senior Human Resources Business Partners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $92K. Senior Human Resources Business Partners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $100K. 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 $102K.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Senior Human Resources Business Partners in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Houston (+20 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (7 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).
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