Human Resources Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources managers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,400
25th Percentile Wage
$95,720
50th Percentile Wage
$129,240
75th Percentile Wage
$165,000
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $165,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $129,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $72,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$129,240
3.79% 13.90%
2016
$124,340
3.60% -
2015
$119,860
2.94% -
2014
$116,340
2.78% -
2013
$113,100
1.62% -
2012
$111,270
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources managers in state of California ranges from $78,630 to $157,090. The highest paying area for human resources managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $157,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $153,830). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$157,090
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$153,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$148,720
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$141,920
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$132,180
Merced
$129,410
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$123,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$121,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$120,870
Vallejo-Fairfield
$120,690
Napa
$119,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$114,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$114,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$114,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$113,140
Visalia-Porterville
$110,090
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$106,620
Bakersfield-Delano
$103,110
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$99,270
Salinas
$98,010
Chico
$97,180
Modesto
$96,510
Redding
$94,040
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$93,410
Fresno
$92,480
Stockton
$92,410
Hanford-Corcoran
$91,030
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$87,450
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$86,320
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$78,630




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