Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $72K per year. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Consultants range from $43K on the low end to $144K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $28K, respectively. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and location are driving factors as well. Most Human Resources Consultants survey respondents are women (74 percent). While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,543 - $114,433
$47K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,365
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$17.10 - $104.50
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$100
MEDIAN: $40.58
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$0$148K
Salary $46,543 - $114,433
Bonus $1,979 - $24,073
Profit Sharing $502 - $20,608
Commission $2,576 - $38,783
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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$44,154 - $148,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 950
Hourly Data $0$104
Hourly Rate $17.10 - $104.50
Overtime $20.64 - $75.00
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $1,979 - $24,073
Commission $2,576 - $38,783
Profit Sharing $502 - $20,608
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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$44,154 - $148,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305

Job Description for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Human resources is the department within a company that handles employees' hiring, training, questions, and issues. A human resources consultant typically is hired to find ways to improve relationships between the business and employee, increase retention, and grow overall staff satisfaction.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


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Human Resources Consultants do not often transition into Senior Professional Service Consultant roles. The role averages $98K per year. The most common promotion for Human Resources Consultants is a Human Resources Manager position, which usually brings in $59K a year. Another standard transition for Human Resources Consultants seeking advancement is to assume a Human Resources Director role, where pay is often $80K.

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Mercer LLC, Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Aon Consulting, Inc., and Towers Watson are all popular places to work. Human Resources Consultants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Towers Watson, where the average salary comes to $127K. Also paying near the top of the field are Mercer LLC at $107K, Deloitte Consulting LLP at $85K, and Deloitte, where Human Resources Consultants annually earn $83K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include EY (Ernst & Young) ($60K), Paychex, Inc. ($74K), and AON Corporation ($76K).

Popular Skills for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)


Survey results imply that Human Resources Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Organizational Development, Benefits & Compensation, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting, Customer Service, and Human Resources Information System. Those proficient in Employee Relations are, more often than not, also skilled in Organizational Development.

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

Pay by Experience for a Consultant, Human Resources (HR) has a positive trend. An entry-level Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 453 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Consultant, Human Resources (HR) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 396 salaries. A Consultant, Human Resources (HR) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,578

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

For Human Resources Consultants, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Human Resources Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+12 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Seattle (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Consultant, Human Resources (HR)?

Consultant, Human Resources (HR) in Denver:
Pros: Flexible work schedule.
Cons: No option to work from home.

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Key Stats for Consultant, Human Resources (HR)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salaries

▲33%

▲11%

National Average
$76,000

▼2%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Consultant, Human Resources (HR) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 28%