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 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $183,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,440. 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.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for human resources managers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.63%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.08%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 0.60% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.05%.
The average salaries of human resources managers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $127,890. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $87,610).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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 $49,670 to $141,660. The highest paying state for human resources managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $141,660. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $49,670. 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|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |