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Human Resources Manager Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of human resources managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources manager salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,960
25th Percentile Wage
$93,360
50th Percentile Wage
$124,350
75th Percentile Wage
$164,350
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) human resources managers is $164,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $124,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $71,960.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$124,350
2.71% 9.76%
2016
$120,980
2.76% -
2015
$117,640
0.77% -
2014
$116,740
1.81% -
2013
$114,630
2.11% -
2012
$112,210
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Compare Human Resources Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 14 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $147,260. The lowest paying industry is the specialized design services industry (annual salary $105,270). For detailed human resources manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$147,260
Scientific Research and Development Services
$146,630
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$137,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$133,370
Legal Services
$129,280
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$125,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$124,350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$124,180
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$119,680
Testing Laboratories
$113,070
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$111,090
Engineering Services
$109,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$108,920
Specialized Design Services
$105,270

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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