Average Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager is $87,389.
MEDIAN $87,389
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$60k - $136k

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Job Description for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager

Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager Tasks
  • Design and manage enactment of Human Resources policies and initiatives.
  • Design staffing strategies for all hiring needs.
  • Act as a mentor to junior members of the Human Resources team.
  • Responsible for knowing and consulting upon all areas of Human Resources, including hiring/termination, corrective action, complaints, and policy interpretation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager

The top respondents for the job title Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager are from the companies U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Target Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $170,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cox Communications, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $108,004 and $83,810, respectively. U.S. Army pays the lowest at around $70,614. Target Corporation and U.S. Air Force (USAF) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,200 and $75,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager

Skills in Performance Management and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation and Employee Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager

An early career Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,247 based on 265 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,297 based on 765 salaries. An experienced Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,332 based on 1,584 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,136.
Employees with Sr. Human Resources (HR) Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.3% less).

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