Average Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Director with Payroll Administration Skills Salary

$56,155
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,008
Bonus
$2,200
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The average salary for an Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Director with Payroll Administration skills is $56,155.
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MEDIAN $56,155
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Salary
$39k - $80k
Bonus
$193 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$684 - $12k
Total Pay
$35k - $79k

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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Director

Human Resources (HR) Director Tasks
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.
  • Plan, direct and manages all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
  • Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organizational goals and are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Director

Skills in Employee Relations, Hiring, Benefits & Compensation, Benefits Administration and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $50,248 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,859 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,183 based on 785 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,663.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Director in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.8% more) and Houston, Texas (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Covington, Louisiana (19.0% less), Santa Ana, California (11.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (9.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,661 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.5%
Mid Career
27.3%
Experienced
47.3%
Late Career
25.0%