Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

About three in four 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 $139K per year, but median earnings come to around $95K annually. Cash earnings for Senior Human Resources Business Partners — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $69K to approximately $139K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most Senior Human Resources Business Partners survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of Senior Human Resources Business Partners claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,121 - $126,575
$69K
$95K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,754
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50%
90%

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$21.33 - $51.52
$21
$34
$52
MEDIAN: $33.83
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$0$139K
Salary $69,121 - $126,575
Bonus $2,487 - $20,252
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $15,674
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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$69,105 - $139,218
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 634
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $21.33 - $51.52
Overtime $35.94
Annual Data $0$139K
Bonus $2,487 - $20,252
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $15,674
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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$69,105 - $139,218
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

  • 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


Senior Human Resources Business Partners seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Labor Relations, Training Program Development, and Human Resources Information System. Those familiar with Employee Relations also tend to know Organizational Development.

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

Pay by Experience for a Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner has a positive trend. An entry-level Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 237 salaries. An experienced Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 420 salaries. A Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,539

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Human Resources Business Partners in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Senior Human Resources Business Partners can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Portland (+7 percent). Smaller cities are not ideal for Senior Human Resources Business Partners looking to maximize their earnings. Those in Minneapolis, Columbus, and Denver — the lowest-paid cities for Senior Human Resources Business Partners in the field — deal with compensation below the national average and all have fewer than a million residents. Employers in Columbus and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$99,000

▼7%

▼17%

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






National Average
$99,000

Full-Cycle Recruiting
▼6%


▼8%


Training Program Development
▼10%

Labor Relations
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 5%
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