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
$38,510
25th Percentile Wage
$48,300
50th Percentile Wage
$61,890
75th Percentile Wage
$79,840
90th Percentile Wage
$101,510

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 $101,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $38,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,8900.79%2.12%
201561,4000.13%-
201461,3200.24%-
201361,1700.96%-
201260,580--

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

The average salaries of human resources workers in 107 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 lime and gypsum product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $82,430. The lowest paying industry is the textile furnishings mills industry (annual salary $45,310). For detailed human resources worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,430
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$82,130
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$78,280
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$75,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$75,090
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$74,140
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$73,860
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$71,440
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$69,680
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$68,180
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$67,770
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$67,040
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$66,920
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$66,440
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$66,170
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,100
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,100
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$65,230
Chemical Manufacturing
$64,870
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$64,370
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$64,240
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$64,070
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$63,810
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$63,350
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$63,320
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$63,290
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$63,140
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$62,710
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$62,190
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$62,120
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,900
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$61,460
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$61,360
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$61,210
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$61,130
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$61,120
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$61,060
Ship and Boat Building
$61,050
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$60,950
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,950
Hardware Manufacturing
$60,930
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$60,920
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$60,700
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$60,630
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$60,500
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$60,290
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$60,110
Apparel Manufacturing
$60,060
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$60,030
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$59,940
Paper Manufacturing
$59,870
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$59,790
Other Food Manufacturing
$59,700
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$59,650
Tobacco Manufacturing
$59,480
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$59,460
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$59,430
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$59,360
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$59,350
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$59,300
Beverage Manufacturing
$59,280
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$59,240
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$59,150
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$59,030
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$59,020
Foundries
$58,880
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$58,860
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$58,850
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$58,740
Forging and Stamping
$58,740
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$58,700
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$58,690
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$58,150
Printing and Related Support Activities
$58,080
Printing and Related Support Activities
$58,080
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$58,070
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$57,910
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$57,790
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$57,740
Footwear Manufacturing
$57,710
Machine Shops
$57,650
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$57,610
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$56,860
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$56,830
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$56,780
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$56,610
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$56,250
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$56,170
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$56,050
Food Manufacturing
$55,960
Other Textile Product Mills
$55,650
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,580
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$55,280
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$55,150
Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,760
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$54,650
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$54,280
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$53,780
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$53,780
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$53,760
Textile Mills
$52,550
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$51,630
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$51,320
Fabric Mills
$50,980
Textile Product Mills
$50,930
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$48,640
Textile Furnishings Mills
$45,310

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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