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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Human Resources Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$183,590
75th Percentile Wage
$138,320
50th Percentile Wage
$102,780
25th Percentile Wage
$78,310
10th Percentile Wage
$60,440

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.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $102,780 1.96%
2013 $100,800 1.08%
2012 $99,720 0.60%
2011 $99,130 -0.05%
2010 $99,180 -

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%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Human Resources Managers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Human Resources Managers
$102,780
Training and Development Managers
$101,930
Administrative Services Managers
$83,790
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$127,640
Financial Managers
$115,320
Industrial Production Managers
$92,470
Purchasing Managers
$106,090

Table 4. Human Resources Manager Salary by Industry Sector

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
Information
$127,890
Finance and Insurance
$118,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$116,740
Mining
$116,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$115,520
Utilities
$114,940
Construction
$106,160
Transportation and Warehousing
$101,870
Wholesale Trade
$99,980
Manufacturing
$99,440
Educational Services
$98,650
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$98,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$96,190
Retail Trade
$95,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$94,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$94,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$93,770
Accommodation and Food Services
$89,140
Health Care and Social Assistance
$87,610

Table 5. 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 $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
$141,660
New Jersey
$130,930
Maryland
$125,280
Delaware
$124,590
Colorado
$122,690
Rhode Island
$121,660
Virginia
$119,390
New York
$118,400
California
$116,340
Connecticut
$115,250
Pennsylvania
$113,210
Texas
$110,800
Massachusetts
$110,100
Washington
$109,470
North Carolina
$105,190
Alaska
$104,280
Nebraska
$103,220
Florida
$101,490
New Hampshire
$101,280
Vermont
$99,050
Missouri
$98,090
Minnesota
$97,680
Nevada
$96,860
Georgia
$96,270
Ohio
$94,950
Arizona
$93,150
Illinois
$93,050
Indiana
$92,210
Wisconsin
$91,930
Alabama
$90,470
Utah
$90,240
South Dakota
$89,290
Michigan
$88,860
North Dakota
$88,370
Oregon
$88,220
South Carolina
$87,860
Kansas
$87,480
Arkansas
$87,370
New Mexico
$85,690
Wyoming
$85,410
Maine
$85,080
Iowa
$84,360
Montana
$84,260
Kentucky
$83,650
Hawaii
$80,710
Tennessee
$78,590
Idaho
$78,500
West Virginia
$77,820
Oklahoma
$75,380
Virgin Islands
$74,470
Louisiana
$74,180
Mississippi
$68,000
Puerto Rico
$58,600
Guam
$49,670


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