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Human Resources Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Human Resources Manager manages human resources functions for a company or organization, including the recruiting, hiring and training of employees. Works with executive management to develop and implement staffing and compensation plans and works to attract and retain qualified employees. Oversees training and development initiatives. Manages compensation and benefits structure and provides information to employees. Monitors compliance with employment-related regulations. Implements company policies and deals with staffing or disciplinary issues as needed.

Job Outlook

There were 1519 Human Resources Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 56881 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Human Resources Manager industry, which includes the Human Resources Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Human Resources Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,066.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,237.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Human Resources Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $91,878.

Education and Experience

Posted Human Resources Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4.77%
Bachelor's Degree67.78%
Master's Degree15.39%
Doctoral Degree1.78%
Other7.2%

Posted Human Resources Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years17.85%
3 to 5 years57.61%
6 to 8 years17.06%
9+ years7.48%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Human Resources Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Management (52.4%)
  • Communication (48.14%)
  • Leadership (45.24%)
  • Operations (24.48%)
  • Problem Solving (23.5%)
  • Microsoft Office (20.69%)
  • Planning (20.44%)
  • Writing (19.5%)
  • Coaching (19.47%)
  • Investigation (18.18%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Employee Relations (44.14%)
  • Human Resource Strategy (11.01%)
  • Performance Management (31.04%)
  • Human Resource Management (24.11%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Talent Acquisition (10.39%)
  • Talent Management (17.24%)
  • Recruitment Strategies (4.13%)
  • Auditing (13.35%)
  • Data Analysis (9.74%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (9.95%)
  • Conflict Resolution (12.34%)
  • Change Management (9.89%)
  • Employee Engagement (15.71%)
  • Performance Appraisal (11.26%)
  • Labor Law (18.48%)
  • Business Strategies (9.5%)
  • Human Resources Information System (HRIS) (25.29%)
  • Performance Review (8.51%)
  • Finance (9.65%)
  • Project Management (19.35%)
  • Employee Onboarding (12.44%)
  • Labor Relations (11.46%)
  • Succession Planning (12.71%)
  • Process Improvement (9.36%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Employee Relations Investigations (2.48%)
  • Labor Compliance (4.29%)
  • Workforce Planning (8.26%)
  • Talent Strategy (5.28%)
  • HR Operations (7.3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • HR Operations (16.19%)
  • Human Resource Strategy (24.4%)
  • Talent Strategy (11.71%)
  • Labor Compliance (9.5%)
  • Human Resource Management (53.46%)
  • Workforce Planning (18.31%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Human Resources Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Workforce Manager
  • Workforce Management Manager
  • Human Resources Supervisor
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • HRIS Manager
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Workforce Development Manager
  • Regional Human Resources Manager
  • Internship Program Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Human Resources Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (617)
  • Robert Half (519)
  • The Judge Group (460)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (400)
  • Marriott International (391)
  • Humana (323)
  • Uline (301)
  • Walmart (298)
  • Penske Automotive Group (270)
  • Amazon (269)

North Carolina

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (21)
  • State of North Carolina (19)
  • Penske Automotive Group (16)
  • The Judge Group (15)
  • Deloitte (15)
  • Robert Half (15)
  • Wells Fargo (14)
  • Smithfield Foods (11)
  • Humana (11)
  • GXO Logistics (10)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!