How much does a Human Resources Manager make in the United States? The average Human Resources Manager salary in the United States is $118,738 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $105,205 and $133,669. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Human Resources Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Human Resources Manager Salary $92,883 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Human Resources Manager Salary $105,205 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Human Resources Manager Salary $118,738 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Human Resources Manager Salary $133,669 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Human Resources Manager Salary $147,263 US January 26, 2024
25% $105,205 10% $92,883 90% $147,263 75% $133,669 $118,738 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.


Performance Review: Assessing employee performance and identifying strengths and weaknesses to promote communication and provide constructive performance feedback.

Leadership 40.23%
Futures 11.3%
Performance Review 5.81%
Others 42.66%

Job Description for Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager develops human resources policies and programs and directs the staff in managing and implementing programs that support employee engagement, productivity, and company objectives. Manages key HR functions, including recruiting, employee/labor relations, health and safety, compensation, benefits, training, diversity, payroll, and employee records. Being a Human Resources Manager develops and delivers internal staff communications. Evaluates, selects, and manages relationships with vendors to provide supplemental HR processes and services. Additionally, Human Resources Manager maintains employee records of pay, benefits, accidents, performance, and other activities and files reporting required to comply with labor laws and regulations. Collaborates with leadership on special projects. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Human Resources Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Human Resources Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Human Resources Manager, the first career path typically starts with an Associate Human Resources Director position, and then progresses to Human Resources Director.

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to International Human Resources Manager.

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Human Resources Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Human Resources Manager, the highest Human Resources Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Human Resources Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Human Resources Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Human Resources Manager salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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