Human resources managers

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Total Workforce

429k

Average Age

44.5

Estimated Job Growth

9.04%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$85,939

Average Male Salary

$93,731

Average Female Salary

$80,724

About

Human resources managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Human resources managers was $85,939 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Human resources managers by wage are Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, and Other Physical Scientists.

Human resources managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Human resources managers are Tomball City & The Woodlands (Southwest) PUMA, TX, La Plata Town & Waldorf PUMA, MD, and Tottenville, Great Kills & Annadale PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Human resources managers are DeSoto & Lancaster Cities PUMA, TX, Damascus City PUMA, OR, and Tomball City & The Woodlands (Southwest) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Human resources managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Human resources managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Human resources managers, by average wage, is Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing. Human resources managers are paid most in San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in DeSoto & Lancaster Cities PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$85,939

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,584

In 2017, Human resources managers earned an average of $85,939, $33,874 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Firstline supervisors of police & detectives make somewhat more than Human resources managers while Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Human resources managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.363

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Human resources managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.363, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Human resources managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Human resources managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Human resources managers, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Hospitals, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Human resources managers, by average wage, are Communications, & audio & video equipment manufacturing, Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

429k

2017 Workforce

± 16,058

1.75%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.22%

The number of people employed as Human resources managers has been growing at a rate of 1.75%, from 421,670 people in 2016 to 429,050 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Human resources managers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Human resources managers at  4.14%, followed by Hospitals with 3.41% and Construction with 3.17%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Human resources managers in the US. The average age of male Human resources managers in the workforce is 43.6 and of female Human resources managers is 45, and the most common race/ethnicity for Human resources managers is White.

Gender Composition

172k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,177

257k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,436

59.9% of Human resources managers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Human resources managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Human resources managers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

78.9% of Human resources managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.8% of Human resources managers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Human resources managers.

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Age by Gender

43.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.722

45

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.574

The median age of Human resources managers is 44.5, and Male employees are generally 1.38 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Human resources managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Human resources managers is Business but a relatively high number of Human resources managers hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Human resources managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human resources managers need many skills, but most especially Management of Personnel Resources, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Human resources managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Programming, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Human resources managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Human resources managers are expected to see a growth of 9.04% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.04%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Human resources managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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