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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,660
25th Percentile Wage
$90,760
50th Percentile Wage
$124,340
75th Percentile Wage
$162,620
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 $162,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.53
25th Percentile Wage
$43.63
50th Percentile Wage
$59.78
75th Percentile Wage
$78.18
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $78.18. The median hourly salary is $59.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.53.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016124,3403.60%10.51%
2015119,8602.94%-
2014116,3402.78%-
2013113,1001.62%-
2012111,270--

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 $79,690 to $155,360. The highest paying area for human resources managers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $155,360. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $151,100). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $79,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$155,360
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$151,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$142,830
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$131,900
Vallejo-Fairfield
$124,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$121,240
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$120,760
Napa
$120,470
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$120,090
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$119,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$114,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$113,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$113,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,620
Merced
$108,400
Visalia-Porterville
$107,820
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$101,810
Redding
$101,210
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$100,460
Salinas
$96,900
Stockton
$94,280
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$93,410
Bakersfield-Delano
$93,280
Modesto
$93,070
Chico
$89,260
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$86,800
Fresno
$85,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,690


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