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Highest Paying States for Human Resources Managers

The highest paying states for human resources managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of human resources managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $153,710, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for human resources managers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $146,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of human resources managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Human Resources Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$153,710
$102,550 1,540
2 Rhode Island
$146,280
$87,960 310
3 New Jersey
$142,640
$90,860 3,740
4 Maryland
$129,330
$86,280 2,390
5 California
$129,240
$72,400 17,160
6 Virginia
$127,880
$79,710 3,420
7 Delaware
$126,520
$76,500 380
8 Colorado
$126,210
$82,470 1,550
9 New York
$125,600
$73,590 10,290
10 Texas
$121,170
$71,290 7,090
11 Massachusetts
$120,750
$69,470 5,660
12 Connecticut
$118,120
$71,220 2,380
13 Washington
$117,680
$73,130 3,440
14 Pennsylvania
$117,480
$73,690 4,760
15 Georgia
$109,810
$68,180 4,830
16 Minnesota
$108,900
$66,840 4,380
17 North Carolina
$108,700
$71,800 3,670
18 Missouri
$108,560
$67,540 1,790
19 New Hampshire
$108,290
$65,690 620
20 Alaska
$107,230
$66,950 200
21 Ohio
$104,370
$66,500 4,480
22 Wisconsin
$103,490
$68,320 2,600
23 Illinois
$101,780
$58,410 9,560
24 Michigan
$101,060
$63,290 3,860
25 North Dakota
$100,460
$69,330 260
26 Nevada
$99,070
$67,880 1,020
27 Nebraska
$98,780
$65,890 870
28 Florida
$97,890
$56,420 6,230
29 Alabama
$97,260
$59,650 1,200
30 Oregon
$96,470
$56,240 2,170
31 Vermont
$95,760
$66,570 220
32 Indiana
$95,010
$59,820 2,200
33 Maine
$94,090
$66,490 510
34 Montana
$94,010
$62,680 190
35 Iowa
$93,830
$62,270 1,570
36 Kansas
$93,360
$62,550 1,180
37 Hawaii
$93,120
$57,900 590
38 Utah
$93,060
$58,630 1,190
39 South Carolina
$92,730
$55,830 1,770
40 Wyoming
$92,460
$67,710 130
41 South Dakota
$90,620
$66,730 250
42 West Virginia
$89,530
$56,830 350
43 Tennessee
$88,750
$50,000 3,160
44 New Mexico
$88,580
$57,050 560
45 Kentucky
$88,120
$52,540 1,510
46 Oklahoma
$85,750
$52,110 1,460
47 Arizona
$85,120
$54,060 3,010
48 Virgin Islands
$85,060
$51,550 60
49 Arkansas
$83,470
$45,880 920
50 Mississippi
$81,740
$46,550 960
51 Louisiana
$75,470
$50,440 1,470
52 Idaho
$74,880
$45,660 710
53 Guam
$59,710
$35,470 100
54 Puerto Rico
$58,570
$34,150 1,140
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