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
$39,290
25th Percentile Wage
$49,190
50th Percentile Wage
$62,510
75th Percentile Wage
$80,540
90th Percentile Wage
$102,510

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
2017
$62,510
0.99% 3.09%
2016
$61,890
0.79% -
2015
$61,400
0.13% -
2014
$61,320
0.24% -
2013
$61,170
0.96% -
2012
$60,580
- -

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
$83,380
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,430
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$76,060
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$75,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$74,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$73,390
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$73,100
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$71,970
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,820
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$69,710
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$68,640
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$67,770
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$67,200
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,690
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$66,170
Chemical Manufacturing
$65,640
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$65,250
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,230
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,320
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$64,240
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$64,080
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$63,810
Chemical Manufacturing
$63,790
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$63,700
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$63,390
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$63,330
Ship and Boat Building
$63,150
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,000
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$62,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$62,890
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$62,830
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$62,710
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,700
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$62,360
Machinery Manufacturing
$62,220
Apparel Manufacturing
$62,180
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$61,930
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$61,840
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$61,380
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,360
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$61,330
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$61,300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$61,250
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$61,220
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$61,130
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$61,120
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$61,020
Hardware Manufacturing
$60,930
Foundries
$60,760
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,700
Beverage Manufacturing
$60,630
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$60,470
Other Food Manufacturing
$60,380
Paper Manufacturing
$60,380
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$60,240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,110
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$60,110
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$59,920
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$59,880
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$59,830
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,700
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,700
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$59,690
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$59,650
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$59,610
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$59,590
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$59,540
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$59,460
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$59,430
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$59,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$59,100
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$58,860
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,850
Forging and Stamping
$58,740
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$58,680
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$58,640
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,380
Footwear Manufacturing
$58,270
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$58,150
Food Manufacturing
$58,030
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$57,910
Machine Shops
$57,740
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$57,690
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$57,620
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$57,280
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$57,240
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$57,230
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,160
Printing and Related Support Activities
$57,070
Printing and Related Support Activities
$57,070
Other Textile Product Mills
$56,950
Tobacco Manufacturing
$56,840
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$56,830
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,780
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$56,610
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$56,430
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$56,170
Animal Food Manufacturing
$56,140
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$56,120
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$55,950
Textile Mills
$55,790
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$55,470
Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,880
Fabric Mills
$54,650
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,340
Textile Product Mills
$54,180
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$54,080
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$53,870
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$53,780
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$52,430
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$51,670
Textile Furnishings Mills
$50,820
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$48,890

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




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