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Human Resources Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of human resources managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of human resources managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The human resources managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Human Resources Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,040
25th Percentile Wage
$83,230
50th Percentile Wage
$110,120
75th Percentile Wage
$149,330
90th Percentile Wage
$197,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources managers is $197,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $110,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,040. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 203% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$110,120
2.92% 9.44%
2016
$106,910
2.31% -
2015
$104,440
1.59% -
2014
$102,780
1.93% -
2013
$100,800
1.07% -
2012
$99,720
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Table 2. Human Resources Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for human resources managers occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $133,480. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $94,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$133,480
Finance and Insurance
$126,110
Utilities
$125,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$124,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$124,350
Mining
$119,310
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$108,810
Wholesale Trade
$108,140
Educational Services
$106,780
Manufacturing
$106,170
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$104,750
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$101,950
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$99,770
Retail Trade
$98,530
Federal, State, and Local Government
$98,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$97,150
Construction
$94,860
Accommodation and Food Services
$94,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,620

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Human Resources Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only human resources managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of human resources managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $58,570 to $153,710. The highest paying state for human resources managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $153,710. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $58,570. For more salary information of human resources managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$153,710
Rhode Island
$146,280
New Jersey
$142,640
Maryland
$129,330
California
$129,240
Virginia
$127,880
Delaware
$126,520
Colorado
$126,210
New York
$125,600
Texas
$121,170
Massachusetts
$120,750
Connecticut
$118,120
Washington
$117,680
Pennsylvania
$117,480
Georgia
$109,810
Minnesota
$108,900
North Carolina
$108,700
Missouri
$108,560
New Hampshire
$108,290
Alaska
$107,230
Ohio
$104,370
Wisconsin
$103,490
Illinois
$101,780
Michigan
$101,060
North Dakota
$100,460
Nevada
$99,070
Nebraska
$98,780
Florida
$97,890
Alabama
$97,260
Oregon
$96,470
Vermont
$95,760
Indiana
$95,010
Maine
$94,090
Montana
$94,010
Iowa
$93,830
Kansas
$93,360
Hawaii
$93,120
Utah
$93,060
South Carolina
$92,730
Wyoming
$92,460
South Dakota
$90,620
West Virginia
$89,530
Tennessee
$88,750
New Mexico
$88,580
Kentucky
$88,120
Oklahoma
$85,750
Arizona
$85,120
Virgin Islands
$85,060
Arkansas
$83,470
Mississippi
$81,740
Louisiana
$75,470
Idaho
$74,880
Guam
$59,710
Puerto Rico
$58,570



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