Top Human Resources Executive Salary in the United States

How much does a Top Human Resources Executive make in the United States? The average Top Human Resources Executive salary in the United States is $240,179 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $192,207 and $301,794. 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

Job Description

Top Human Resources Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's human resources policies, objectives, and initiatives. Is responsible for employment, placement, orientation and training, employee/labor relations, compensation, benefits, and employee services. Being a Top Human Resources Executive ensures company compliance with current, applicable labor laws. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Top Human Resources Executive typically reports to an Executive. The Top Human Resources Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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