£120,000 average salary for human resources director revealed in survey

Human resources (HR) directors take home an annual salary of £120,000, while HR officers earn an average of £25,832, according to new research.

Remuneration Economics, publishers of the Salary Survey of HR/Personnel Staff 2007, found that average earnings increased by 6.8% in 2007, against a rise of 5.6% in 2006.

The salary survey specialist also found that average salaries increased by 6.8%, from 4.6% in 2006.

Nearly eight in 10 of 5,000 people surveyed were female, with their salaries only slighlty lower (95-100%) than their male counterparts. and similar to figures recorded in 2005 and 2006.

And nearly one third of (27.8%) of HR respondents receive a company car or a cash allowance for a car, against (23.9% in 2006). The figure was lower than 30.3% in 2005.

Average salaries were given as:

  • Director £120,000
  • Senior function head £92,500
  • Function head £73,333
  • Department manager £59,000
  • Section manager £45,000
  • Section leader £38,500
  • Senior HR officer £31,250
  • HR officer £25,832
  • HR assistant £20,284
  • Clerical staff £16,960

The research found that numbers of people who resigned in the industry increased to a rate of 5.4%, against 4.6% recorded in 2006.

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