Human Resources Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Human Resources Director make in the United States? The average Human Resources Director salary in the United States is $152,525 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $134,541 and $173,377. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Human Resources Director plans, directs, and implements policies for all areas of the human resources function including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations, safety and compliance. Administers and innovates human resources programs and policies support company goals and positively engage the workforce. Being a Human Resources Director advises leadership on all human resources issues with broad and current subject matter knowledge that includes expertise in federal and state employment laws. Prepares operating budgets for human resources and make recommendations for funding that drives workforce productivity. Additionally, Human Resources Director maintains a HRIS or other system for all required processes and transactions that provide data and reporting on HR activity. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Human Resources Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Human Resources Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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