What Is the Average Starting Salary for an HR Director in the U.S.?


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The average salary for a human resources director in the United States is about $114,140 as of May 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The average hourly wage for a human resource director is about $54.88.

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The lower 10 percent of human resource directors earned less than $59,020 and the top 10 percent made more than $173,140, as reported by the BLS. New Jersey has the highest average annual salary for human resource directors with $144,280, followed by the District of Columbia with $140,070. California and New York have the highest employment of human resource directions with 15,300 and 9,510, respectively. The job outlook for human resource directions is projected rise by 13 percent from 2012 to 2022.

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