HR directors to earn up to £156,000 in 2009

HR directors can expect to take home £156,000 in basic pay and bonuses this year, exclusive research has revealed.

The report, published today by Personnel Today’s sister company salary survey specialist Celre in association with the Chartered Management Institute, found that the median basic salary for HR directors is now £120,000, rising to £156,000 with bonuses.

This is compared to entry level trainee positions which pay just over £16,000 basic salary and £17,000 with bonuses, and the average HR employee’s salary of £36,285 per year.

The 2009 National Management Salary Survey also revealed that HR professionals’ take-home pay has fallen by 1.8% in the 12 months to March, as the average pay rise dropped from 6.6% in 2008 to 4.8%.

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