|Quick Facts: Human Resources Managers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$99,180 per year
$47.68 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||1 to 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||71,800|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||13% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||9,300|
Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
Human resources managers are employed throughout the economy. They work in offices, and most work full time. The jobs of some human resources managers require work-related travel.
Candidates need a combination of education and experience to become a human resources manager. Although a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most positions, some jobs require a master’s degree. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills.
The median annual wage of human resources managers was $99,180 in May 2010.
Employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to administer their programs.
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