Human Resources Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,420
25th Percentile Wage
$71,570
50th Percentile Wage
$98,530
75th Percentile Wage
$132,790
90th Percentile Wage
$168,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $168,190. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $98,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $56,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$98,530
4.07% 4.50%
2016
$94,520
-3.55% -
2015
$97,880
2.92% -
2014
$95,020
-4.38% -
2013
$99,180
5.12% -
2012
$94,100
- -

Compare Human Resources Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 31 industries in the retail trade 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 clothing stores industry with an annual salary $145,240. The lowest paying industry is the department stores industry (annual salary $71,170). For detailed human resources manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Clothing Stores
$145,240
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$140,740
Direct Selling Establishments
$118,390
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$115,200
Nonstore Retailers
$112,530
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$112,060
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$107,430
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$107,120
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$105,590
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$105,590
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$99,580
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$99,440
Furniture Stores
$99,110
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$98,570
Automobile Dealers
$98,030
Health and Personal Care Stores
$96,690
Health and Personal Care Stores
$96,690
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$95,390
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$95,140
Grocery Stores
$94,810
Other General Merchandise Stores
$93,710
Food and Beverage Stores
$93,180
Food and Beverage Stores
$91,670
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$89,490
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$88,040
Home Furnishings Stores
$87,460
Sporting Goods Stores
$86,720
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$85,710
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$82,800
General Merchandise Stores
$73,580
Department Stores
$71,170

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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