Human Resources Manager Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of human resources managers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources manager salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources managers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources managers is $186,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources managers is $66,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.80% 7.76%
2.41% -
1.26% -
1.70% -
-0.18% -
- -

Compare Human Resources Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of human resources managers in 105 industries in the manufacturing 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 computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $151,010. The lowest paying industry is the spring and wire product manufacturing industry (annual salary $81,940). For detailed human resources manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Beverage Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Hardware Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Paper Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Fabric Mills
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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