Human Resources Manager Job Description and Salary

Human Resources Manager Salaries

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Are you interested in a career in Human Resources Management? Human Resources (HR) Managers oversee the personnel functions at organizations including compensation, benefits, employee relations, HR information systems, training, recruitment/employment and health/safety. They create strategic plans for developing the workforce necessary to meet the future goals of the organization.

Human Resources Job Description

HR Managers develop policies to govern personnel issues in consultation with senior executives.

Human Resources Managers consult with department heads and executives about issues and problems related to their staff. They hire, train and supervise human resource specialists and assistants.

Human Resources Managers work in private companies, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions. Managers at small organizations tend to be generalists while at larger organizations they often specialize in one of the HR disciplines such as employment or benefits.

Education and Training Requirements

HR managers usually complete a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Human Resource Management. Some managers pursue other majors in the liberal arts such as Psychology and specialize at the master's level.  Leaders in HR often acquire an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management or Master's in Human Resource Management. 

HR managers often develop advanced knowledge in specialty areas within the field such as labor relations, compensation, benefits, leadership development, employee engagement and talent acquisition by completing training modules sponsored by the Society of Human Resource Management.

Human Resources Manager Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Human Resources Managers earned an average of $102,780 in 2014. The bottom 10% earned $60,440 or less. while the top 10% earned at least $183,590.

Human resources managers in securities and investment firms, the motion picture industry, and high-tech tended to have the highest salaries while managers working for local government entities and smaller companies received lower compensation.

Human resources managers working in New Jersey, DC, Delaware, California, New York, Colorado and Texas earned the highest average salaries.

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