The average salary for a Mid-Career Human Resources (HR) Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $75,469.
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Job Description for Human Resources (HR) Manager
A human resources (HR) manager oversees policies, procedures and compliance relating to employees for their organization. They ensure all human resources activities are in compliance with local, state and federal laws, as well as implement and oversee programs related to employee benefits and initiatives. Insurance programs, flexible work arrangement programs, maternity leave, open enrollment programs, and vacation and sick leave benefits are overseen by the human resources manager as well. Thes…Read more
Human Resources (HR) Manager Tasks
- Advise and coach managers on HR policies and programs including employee relations issues.
- Manage daily departmental operations, business planning and budget development of HR programs.
- 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.
- Plan, manage and coordinate all human resources initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of an organization.
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Skills in Performance Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Full-Cycle Recruiting, Human Resources (HR), Benefits & Compensation and Employee Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources (HR) Manager
An entry-level Human Resources (HR) Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,063 based on 10 salaries. An early career Human Resources (HR) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,504 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Human Resources (HR) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,896 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,867.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Human Resources (HR) Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.0% less), Denver, Colorado (6.6% less) and Houston, Texas (2.3% less).
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