Salaries//HR Director

HR Director salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$149,314
$31,398
Additional Cash Compensation
$180,712
Total Compensation
Median: 143,000
Min: $50K
Max: $300K

How Much Does a HR Director Make in US?

The average salary for a HR Director in US is $149,314. The average additional cash compensation for a HR Director in US is $31,398. The average total compensation for a HR Director in US is $180,712. HR Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous HR Director employees in US.

HR Director
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best-paying cities for HR Director

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Colorado, Los Angeles, Remote and Detroit.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$190,463
+ 25% (142,025)
Colorado, CO$176,071
+ 19% (142,025)
Los Angeles, CA$167,342
+ 15% (142,025)
Remote$166,831
+ 15% (142,025)
Detroit, MI$161,625
+ 12% (142,025)
Seattle, WA$161,520
+ 12% (142,025)
Boston, MA$158,362
+ 10% (142,025)
Philadelphia, PA$155,333
+ 9% (142,025)
New York City, NY$153,453
+ 7% (142,025)
Milwaukee, WI$153,375
+ 7% (142,025)

HR Director Salary by gender

The average HR Director salary for women is $140,147 and the average HR Director salary for men is $141,109.

HR Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a HR Director with 7+ years of experience is $145,210.

HR Director Salary ranges

The most common HR Director salary in US is between $140k - $150k.

Average HR + Recruiting salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
HR Coordinator$60,642
Min: $4K
Max: $135K
HR Specialist$79,738
Min: $10K
Max: $200K
Recruiter$81,939
Min: $1K
Max: $190K
Technical Recruiter$94,916
Min: $33K
Max: $330K
HR Manager$105,393
Min: $15K
Max: $260K
Senior Recruiter$109,589
Min: $41K
Max: $231K
HR Director$149,314
Min: $50K
Max: $300K
Vice President of Talent Acquisition$171,431
Min: $105K
Max: $350K
Vice President of People$184,587
Min: $77K
Max: $340K
Vice President of Human Resources$189,512
Min: $115K
Max: $337K
Chief People Officer$198,392
Min: $75K
Max: $400K

FAQ

Q:

What is an HR director?

A.

An HR director is a leadership role that oversees and manages the operations of a company's HR team including recruitment strategies, compensation, benefits packages, onboarding, training programs and more.

Q:

How to become an HR director?

A.

An HR director typically has a bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field as well as previous experience working on HR or people management teams.

Q:

How much does an HR director make?

A.

The salary range for an HR director is $55K-305K. The average salary for a HR Director in US is $149,314.

Career Info

HR Director jobs in US

Skills that affect HR Director salaries in US

1
Compensation & Benefits
6% have this skill
2
Administrative Support
5% have this skill
3
Employee Development & Training
4% have this skill
4
Employee Relations
4% have this skill
5
Policy and Process Development
4% have this skill
6
Onboarding
4% have this skill

Average HR Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title HR Director make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $155,543 on average.

Recent HR Director salaries in US

$162,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Director reported a yearly salary of $162,000 with +$32,400 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Houston, TX
5-10 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of HR reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Providence, RI
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Director reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Milwaukee, WI
1-5 Reports
$210,000
Yearly Salary
A HR Director reported a yearly salary of $210,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Los Angeles, CA
$182,000
Yearly Salary
A Global Director of Talent Acquisition reported a yearly salary of $182,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
New York City, NY
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of People Operations reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Boston, MA
$192,500
Yearly Salary
A Director, People reported a yearly salary of $192,500 with +$19,250 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Boston, MA
$245,000
Yearly Salary
A Director Talent Attraction reported a yearly salary of $245,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Boston, MA
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Director, Learning and Development reported a yearly salary of $190,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
New York City, NY
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of People Ops reported a yearly salary of $205,000 with +$20,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Remote