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
$64,600
25th Percentile Wage
$80,950
50th Percentile Wage
$103,200
75th Percentile Wage
$136,280
90th Percentile Wage
$178,660

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
2016103,2002.41%5.11%
2015100,7101.26%-
201499,4401.70%-
201397,750-0.18%-
201297,930--

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
$151,060
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$130,620
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$129,080
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$127,990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$126,670
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$125,730
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$125,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$121,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$121,180
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$118,930
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$115,550
Chemical Manufacturing
$114,590
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$113,090
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$112,350
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$112,070
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$111,050
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$109,790
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$109,130
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$108,380
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$106,940
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$106,820
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$106,190
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$105,830
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$105,810
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$104,490
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$104,160
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$103,870
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$103,720
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$102,710
Other Food Manufacturing
$102,600
Beverage Manufacturing
$102,550
Hardware Manufacturing
$102,010
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$101,810
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$101,450
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$101,210
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$101,170
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$100,820
Machinery Manufacturing
$100,810
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$100,410
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$100,090
Paper Manufacturing
$99,750
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$99,100
Ship and Boat Building
$99,080
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$98,780
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$98,510
Apparel Manufacturing
$98,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$97,890
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$97,880
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$97,810
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$96,940
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$96,880
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$96,460
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$96,220
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$96,160
Food Manufacturing
$95,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$95,510
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$95,370
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$95,350
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$95,310
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$94,750
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$94,120
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$93,990
Textile Mills
$93,940
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$93,680
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$93,580
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$93,480
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$93,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$92,610
Foundries
$91,060
Forging and Stamping
$90,850
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$90,750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$90,560
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$90,340
Printing and Related Support Activities
$90,010
Printing and Related Support Activities
$90,010
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$89,020
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$88,420
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$88,260
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$87,480
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$87,420
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$86,960
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$86,580
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$86,000
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$84,970
Wood Product Manufacturing
$84,300
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$83,370
Fabric Mills
$83,060
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$81,940
Machine Shops
$80,300
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$79,750

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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