Average Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Director Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Human Resources (HR) Director is $64,333.
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Director

The top respondents for the job title Human Resources (HR) Director are from the companies Lutheran Social Services, Life Care Centers of America and Brookdale Living Communities, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Life Care Centers of America where the average pay is $65,641. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lutheran Social Services and Brookdale Living Communities, Inc., earning around $64,465 and $58,291, respectively. MMO Behavioral Health Systems pays the lowest at around $45,000. HCR ManorCare and Visiting Angels, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $49,928 and $55,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources (HR) Director

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

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 $55,103 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Human Resources (HR) Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,610 based on 3,562 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,346 based on 8,263 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,783.
Employees with Human Resources (HR) Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.1% more) and San Francisco, California (21.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (0.1% less).

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