Human Resources Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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.
There were 2605 Human Resources Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 82349 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $67,887.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,651.
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 $55,575.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||22%|
|3 to 5 years||55%|
|6 to 8 years||16%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (49%)
- Microsoft Office (31%)
- Planning (28%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
- Problem Solving (25%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Human Resource Management (45%)
- Employee Relations (41%)
- Onboarding (30%)
- Performance Management (28%)
- Human Resource Information System (HRIS) (23%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Staff Management (14%)
- Performance Appraisals (14%)
- Scheduling (13%)
- Project Management (13%)
- Budgeting (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Workforce Planning (6%)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (6%)
- Employee Training (5%)
- Labor Law (4%)
- Human Resource Management Industry Knowledge (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Human Resources Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Human Resources Administrator
- Manager, Human Resources
- Human Resources
- Senior Human Resources Manager
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.
- Director of Human Resources
- Staffing Manager
- Compensation / Benefits Manager
- Director of Compensation / Benefits
Here are the employers that have posted the most Human Resources Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Target (557)
- Marriott International Incorporated (498)
- Deloitte (487)
- Walmart / Sam's (482)
- KPMG (440)
- Wells Fargo (50)
- Belk (41)
- Bank of America (28)
- KPMG (25)
- Limited Stores (22)
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!