Average Human Resources (HR) Director Salary

$87,437
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,727
Bonus
$11,624
Commission
$4,383
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The average salary for a Human Resources (HR) Director is $87,437.
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$54k
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$87k
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$134k
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MEDIAN $87,437
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Salary
$54k - $134k
Bonus
$1k - $26k
Profit Sharing
$478 - $15k
Commission
$2k - $32k
Total Pay
$51k - $146k

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Director

Popular Employer Salaries for Human Resources (HR) Director

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Director are from the companies HCR ManorCare, YMCA and Company Confidential. Reported salaries are highest at Marriott International, Inc. where the average pay is $85,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Company Confidential and Life Care Centers of America, earning around $82,723 and $64,255, respectively. HCR ManorCare pays the lowest at around $51,532. Leer Electric, Inc. and Catholic Charities also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,906 and $57,863, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Human Resources (HR) Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Director

Skills in Leadership and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring, Benefits & Compensation and Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Director

An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,481 based on 112 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,346 based on 2,276 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,193 based on 3,474 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,115 based on 8,186 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,356.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (17.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 19,603 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Early Career
11.6%
Mid Career
17.7%
Experienced
41.8%
Late Career
28.3%