Human Resources Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Workers

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 workers 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 workers is $102,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $39,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.99% 3.09%
0.79% -
0.13% -
0.24% -
0.96% -
- -

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

The average salaries of human resources workers in 115 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 worker occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $83,380. The lowest paying industry is the fiber, yarn, and thread mills industry (annual salary $48,890). For detailed human resources worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

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

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for human resources workers.