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.

$68,349 - $123,727
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$68K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,442
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$20.95 - $65.00
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$65
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,349 - $123,727  
   
Bonus
$2,543 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
Total Pay (?
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$68,916 - $133,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 654
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.95 - $65.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,543 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
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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$68,916 - $133,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


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

National Average: $96,633

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Experience Affects Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries



National Average
$97,000



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


Strategic Planning
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Performance Management
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$97,000

Labor Relations
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Recruiting
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Full-Cycle Recruiting
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
54%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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