Average Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary

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The average salary for a Consultant, Human Resources (HR) is $72,958.
MEDIAN $72,958
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$48k - $111k
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$498 - $20k
$2k - $39k
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$46k - $138k

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Job Description for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Tasks
  • Analyze HR practices, and recommend employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure legal compliance.
  • Develop, plan and implement various HR initiatives such as compensation, benefits and performance management programs.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy issues and recommend needed changes.

Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

The top respondents for the job title Consultant, Human Resources (HR) are from the companies Mercer LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte. Reported salaries are highest at Mercer LLC where the average pay is $105,406. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and Deloitte Consulting LLP, earning around $94,000 and $83,673, respectively. EY (Ernst & Young) pays the lowest at around $67,407. Aon Consulting, Inc. and Paychex, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,274 and $78,087, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Consultant, Human Resources (HR). Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Consultant, Human Resources (HR)
Human Resources (HR) Business Partner
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Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Skills in Organizational Development, Benefits & Compensation, Client Interaction and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

An entry-level Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,373 based on 204 salaries. An early career Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,883 based on 680 salaries. A mid-career Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,891 based on 640 salaries. An experienced Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,070 based on 673 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,776.
Employees with Consultant, Human Resources (HR) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (11.0% more) and New York, New York (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

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