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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 $146,690, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for human resources managers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $139,420). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$146,690
$97,730 1,480
2 New Jersey
$139,420
$89,440 3,710
3 Rhode Island
$136,790
$86,430 340
4 Delaware
$129,260
$77,250 430
5 Maryland
$128,220
$84,880 2,170
6 Colorado
$126,010
$82,980 1,460
7 Virginia
$125,450
$76,530 3,480
8 California
$124,340
$67,660 16,190
9 New York
$123,990
$72,540 10,100
10 Texas
$120,200
$70,800 6,670
11 Massachusetts
$117,240
$67,160 5,090
12 Pennsylvania
$114,000
$72,010 4,100
13 Connecticut
$113,850
$70,910 2,200
14 Washington
$112,050
$70,580 3,360
15 Missouri
$109,200
$66,930 1,840
16 Alaska
$109,130
$72,980 190
17 New Hampshire
$108,170
$63,390 620
18 North Carolina
$105,380
$70,340 3,760
19 Minnesota
$105,090
$66,430 4,260
20 Vermont
$104,320
$65,120 210
21 Georgia
$103,220
$63,370 4,790
22 Ohio
$102,220
$66,670 4,200
23 Nebraska
$101,890
$68,590 770
24 Florida
$101,310
$62,420 4,970
25 Illinois
$98,280
$56,080 9,020
26 Wisconsin
$97,760
$64,340 2,700
27 Michigan
$96,340
$58,700 3,770
28 North Dakota
$95,160
$65,440 260
29 Alabama
$94,040
$52,650 1,320
30 Indiana
$93,200
$57,960 2,140
31 Utah
$92,900
$59,000 1,000
32 Nevada
$92,760
$60,800 970
33 Oregon
$91,460
$54,110 2,380
34 Maine
$91,410
$65,100 540
35 Kansas
$91,160
$59,230 1,180
36 South Dakota
$90,710
$65,270 220
37 Iowa
$90,510
$58,460 1,550
38 South Carolina
$89,570
$54,200 1,640
39 Wyoming
$89,560
$63,670 130
40 Montana
$88,790
$60,420 190
41 Kentucky
$87,600
$54,760 1,500
42 West Virginia
$86,460
$53,480 320
43 New Mexico
$84,190
$55,420 540
44 Hawaii
$83,920
$55,120 540
45 Oklahoma
$83,200
$51,180 1,510
46 Tennessee
$82,690
$45,570 3,160
47 Arizona
$82,680
$53,210 2,840
48 Arkansas
$80,090
$41,180 870
49 Idaho
$76,630
$45,520 660
50 Mississippi
$75,060
$44,460 980
51 Virgin Islands
$73,770
$38,980 60
52 Louisiana
$73,090
$47,710 1,500
53 Puerto Rico
$57,660
$33,590 1,120
54 Guam
$51,130
$29,500 90
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