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
$55,220
25th Percentile Wage
$69,880
50th Percentile Wage
$94,520
75th Percentile Wage
$127,610
90th Percentile Wage
$162,150

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 $162,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $55,220.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,520-3.55%0.44%
201597,8802.92%-
201495,020-4.38%-
201399,1805.12%-
201294,100--

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

The average salaries of human resources managers in 21 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 nonstore retailers industry with an annual salary $114,860. 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
Nonstore Retailers
$114,860
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$114,530
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$108,980
Clothing Stores
$101,300
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
$96,710
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
$96,040
Grocery Stores
$94,810
Furniture Stores
$94,330
Food and Beverage Stores
$94,030
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$93,980
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$93,980
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$93,860
Other General Merchandise Stores
$93,710
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$92,550
Automobile Dealers
$89,690
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$89,000
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$88,740
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$88,380
Sporting Goods Stores
$76,540
General Merchandise Stores
$73,930
Department Stores
$71,170

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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