|Quick Facts: Human Resources Managers|
$126,230 per year
$60.69 per hour
|5 years or more|
|7% (As fast as average)|
What Human Resources Managers Do
Human resources managers plan, coordinate, and direct the administrative functions of an organization.
Human resources managers are employed in nearly every industry. They work in offices, and most work full time during regular business hours. Some travel to attend professional meetings or to recruit employees.
How to Become a Human Resources Manager
Candidates typically need a combination of education and several years of related work experience to become a human resources manager. Although positions typically require a bachelor’s degree, some require a master’s degree.
The median annual wage for human resources managers was $126,230 in May 2021.
Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 16,300 openings for human resources managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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