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Careers & Salaries for Human Resources Managers

Business professionals that work in human resources handle the recruiting, hiring, and retention of employees. Entry-level human resource managers often develop job descriptions, administer skill assessments (such as pre-employment tests), conduct job interviews, manage employee benefits, and sometimes conduct employee performance reviews. Upper-level human resource managers analyze organizational structures, corporate cultures, employee relations, and develop tools to improve employee morale, satisfaction, performance, and more. They also create methods to analyze employee performance and develop methods to improve productivity.

Human resource managers should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in human resource management, employment law, and / or organizational behavior. Upper-level human resource managers should hold a master's degree in human resource management, employee relations, employment law, or organizational behavior. Some companies require that these professionals hold additional certifications and licenses in compensation administration or employment law. All human resource managers should be knowledgeable in employment law, civil rights and labor laws, and have extremely strong communications and people skills.

Average Salaries

Position Average Salary (USD) Source
Human Resources Managers
114,140 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Additional Resources

Society of Human Resource Management
This organization provides a wealth of resources for human resource professionals.
A website on topics related to human resources.
A website for human resource professionals.