How much does a Human Resources Manager make in the United States?

8.2k salaries reported, updated at July 23, 2021
per year

The average salary for a human resources manager is $68,533 per year in the United States and $5,000 cash bonus per year.

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Most common benefits

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for human resources managers

Most recommended certification

Certified Project Manager

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 66.67% since 2017. Human Resources Managers with this certification earn +64.38% more than the average base salary, which is $68,533 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20141increase by 1
20157increase by 600.00%
20168increase by 14.29%
20176decrease by 25.00%
20182decrease by 66.67%

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Most common benefits for Human Resources Managers

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401(k) matching
  • Life insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid jury duty
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Salary satisfaction

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62% of Human resources managers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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