Human Resources Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Employment Services

Job Outlook

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth depends largely on the performance and growth of individual companies. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources managers to oversee and administer their programs. Human resources managers also will be needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing and complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans.

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Salary

State-by-state Salary

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$153,710
$58,570
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 73%
  • Master's degree 8%
  • Post baccalaureate 8%
  • Some college 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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