Human resources managers

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Total Workforce

410k

Average Age

44.6

Average Salary

$90,594

Average Male Salary

$100,400

Average Female Salary

$83,585

About

Human resources managers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Human resources managers was $90,594 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Human resources managers by wage are Purchasing managers, General & operations managers, and Industrial production managers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Human resources managers are Sandoval County PUMA, NM, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Human resources managers are Sandoval County PUMA, NM, Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (79500US4804612), and Highland Springs, East Highland Park & Glen Allen PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Human resources managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design 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 Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Human resources managers are paid most in San Ramon City & Danville Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Sandoval County PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$90,594

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,072

In 2018, Human resources managers earned an average of $90,594, $36,706 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

General & operations managers make somewhat more than Human resources managers while Purchasing managers 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

0.385

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Human resources managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.385, 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 Computer Systems Design, Restaurants & Food Services, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

410k

2018 Workforce

± 15,706

-4.35%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.6%

The number of people employed as Human resources managers has been declining at a rate of -4.35%, from 429,050 people in 2017 to 410,376 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Human resources managers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Human resources managers at  4.73%, followed by Restaurants & Food Services with 3.78% and Construction with 3%.

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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 43.9 and of female Human resources managers is 45.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Human resources managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

171k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,149

239k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,001

58.3% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67.3% of Human resources managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.1% of Human resources managers, White (Hispanic) 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

43.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.733

45.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.588

The median age of Human resources managers is 44.6, and Male employees are generally 1.28 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, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Human resources managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Personnel Resources, and Management of Material Resources.

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