Sr. Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Around 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 $67K to $137K per year, but median earnings come to around $91K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Human Resources Business Partners bottoms out near $67K and approaches $137K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $22K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Human Resources Business Partners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Female Senior Human Resources Business Partners make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent.

$66,084 - $124,162
(Median)
$66K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,481
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$20.61 - $72.72
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$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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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For many Senior Human Resources Business Partners, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $81K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $88K. On average, Senior Human Resources Business Partners make $98K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $104K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,889

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

For Senior Human Resources Business Partners, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Senior Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+28 percent), Houston (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (3 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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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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