Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salary

Human Resources Business Partners in the United States take home an average $73K per year. Total cash compensation for Human Resources Business Partners runs from $52K to $105K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Human Resources Business Partners. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,774 - $101,166
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$74K
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MEDIAN: $73,639
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$17.64 - $44.13
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$0$108K
Salary $52,774 - $101,166
Bonus $992 - $14,524
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,579
Commission $10,174
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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$52,615 - $108,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,532
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $17.64 - $44.13
Overtime $18.38 - $43.57
Annual Data $0$108K
Bonus $992 - $14,524
Commission $10,174
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,579
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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$52,615 - $108,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Human resources business partners (HRBPs) are very similar to HR managers with regard to their job requirements. Since the title of HR business partner has developed within the past few years, the general consensus is that there's very little difference between HRBPs and HR managers/advisers/generalists. However, some argue that HRBPs place more focus on strategic business objectives. Regardless of their focus, HRBPs work with internal employees to assist with various needs in the human resources area. They are responsible for solving complex personnel issues and assessing and developing HR strategies and processes. They also evaluate company policies, research changes in HR law, and recommend, implement and enforce the changes for their respective company. HR business partners often work on several projects at once, so they must have a great sense of business acumen, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as they work with employees and executive level personnel frequently. They must also be strategic thinkers, have knowledge of best practices, and a solid understanding of the workings of HR. The educational requirements for HRBPs are usually a bachelor’s degree and experience in the human resources field. HRBPs generally work typical weekday business hours, but they may be required to work longer or weekend hours depending on their companies' fields. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Tasks

  • Analyze HR practices, and recommend employee relations, employment, compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure legal compliance.
  • Lead a team of HR staff to 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 Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


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Human Resources Business Partners who advance into the role of a Senior Human Resources Business Partner are fairly uncommon. Senior Human Resources Business Partners on average earn $96K per year. Human Resources Business Partners moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Human Resources Directors or Senior Human Resources Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Human Resources Business Partners include Amazon.com Inc, HCA, Inc., Gannett Co Inc, Target Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp. Human Resources Business Partners seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Tesla Motors, where the average salary comes to $95K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Amazon.com Inc, Baker Hughes Inc, and Target Corporation, where Human Resources Business Partners typically earn around $88K, $83K, or $80K, respectively.

Employees at Gannett Co Inc, ADP TotalSource, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) can also expect below-average earnings of $67K, $71K, and $75K.

Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner


Human Resources Business Partners report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, and Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, and Recruiting. It is often found that people who know Employee Relations are also skilled in Organizational Development.

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

Pay by Experience for a Human Resources (HR) Business Partner has a positive trend. An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Business Partner with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 746 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $76,000 based on 1,054 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Business Partner which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 831 salaries. A 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 $86,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,957

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

For those looking to make money, Human Resources Business Partners in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Human Resources Business Partners will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. On the whole, employers pay 12 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Portland and Salt Lake City.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources (HR) Business Partner?

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner in Rapid City:
"Am I paid enough?"
Pros: Make my mark.
Cons: Takes advantage of some employees.

Human Resources (HR) Business Partner in Dallas:
Pros: The Relationships I have built.
Cons: High stress, lack of communication/direction, pay.

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Key Stats for Human Resources (HR) Business Partner

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 359 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries

▲15%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Human Resources (HR) Business Partner Salaries





Employee Relations
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Benefits & Compensation
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National Average
$75,000



▼5%






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 359 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 7%
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