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.