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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Human Resources Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,140
25th Percentile Wage
$80,800
50th Percentile Wage
$106,910
75th Percentile Wage
$145,220
90th Percentile Wage
$193,550

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 $193,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,140. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 206% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,9102.31%6.73%
2015104,4401.59%-
2014102,7801.93%-
2013100,8001.07%-
201299,720--

Table 2. Human Resources Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 19 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 $129,430. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $91,250).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$129,430
Mining
$125,940
Finance and Insurance
$122,160
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$121,390
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$120,980
Utilities
$120,740
Wholesale Trade
$104,710
Educational Services
$103,470
Manufacturing
$103,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$102,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$101,430
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$100,730
Construction
$100,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$96,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$95,930
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$95,190
Retail Trade
$94,520
Accommodation and Food Services
$93,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$91,250

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 $51,130 to $146,690. The highest paying state for human resources managers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $146,690. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $51,130. 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
$146,690
New Jersey
$139,420
Rhode Island
$136,790
Delaware
$129,260
Maryland
$128,220
Colorado
$126,010
Virginia
$125,450
California
$124,340
New York
$123,990
Texas
$120,200
Massachusetts
$117,240
Pennsylvania
$114,000
Connecticut
$113,850
Washington
$112,050
Missouri
$109,200
Alaska
$109,130
New Hampshire
$108,170
North Carolina
$105,380
Minnesota
$105,090
Vermont
$104,320
Georgia
$103,220
Ohio
$102,220
Nebraska
$101,890
Florida
$101,310
Illinois
$98,280
Wisconsin
$97,760
Michigan
$96,340
North Dakota
$95,160
Alabama
$94,040
Indiana
$93,200
Utah
$92,900
Nevada
$92,760
Oregon
$91,460
Maine
$91,410
Kansas
$91,160
South Dakota
$90,710
Iowa
$90,510
South Carolina
$89,570
Wyoming
$89,560
Montana
$88,790
Kentucky
$87,600
West Virginia
$86,460
New Mexico
$84,190
Hawaii
$83,920
Oklahoma
$83,200
Tennessee
$82,690
Arizona
$82,680
Arkansas
$80,090
Idaho
$76,630
Mississippi
$75,060
Virgin Islands
$73,770
Louisiana
$73,090
Puerto Rico
$57,660
Guam
$51,130


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