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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
$69,360
25th Percentile Wage
$90,510
50th Percentile Wage
$120,980
75th Percentile Wage
$161,170
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 $161,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $120,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $69,360.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016120,9802.76%7.25%
2015117,6400.77%-
2014116,7401.81%-
2013114,6302.11%-
2012112,210--

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 social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $141,770. The lowest paying industry is the engineering services industry (annual salary $105,410). 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 Social Sciences and Humanities
$141,770
Scientific Research and Development Services
$138,300
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$138,080
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$125,990
Legal Services
$123,020
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$122,590
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$122,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$120,980
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$117,530
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$114,710
Testing Laboratories
$112,440
Specialized Design Services
$107,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$105,610
Engineering Services
$105,410

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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