Human Resources Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of human resources managers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources managers is $178,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $64,600.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Human Resources Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 90 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for human resources manager occupations is the computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $151,060. The lowest paying industry is the other wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $79,750). For detailed human resources manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Fabric Mills
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Other Wood Product Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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