Human Resources Director Salary in the United States

How much does a Human Resources Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Human Resources Director in the United States is $73 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $65 and $83. Hourly rate 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

Job Description

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. 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. 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. 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. 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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