You are here: Home > Salary for HR | Bookmark this Site
 
 
 

The Highs and Lows of HR Salaries
We reveal the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Paid salaries for HR jobs in Australia.

Employment within the HR, Recruitment and OH & S arena in the USA is forecasted to increase by an average of 15.7% by 2016 across all fields, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in their 2008-9 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Closer to home, our research of over 4,500 Australian HR professionals revealed that the average salary package across the board within the HR/Recruitment and OH&S field is A$90,470 - a figure which is inclusive of 9% superannuation. Over 4,500 Australians have contributed their salary to HR Partner's '
HR Salary Survey' portal and 50% of them receive bonuses / commissions on top of their yearly income.

Using data collated from the HR Partners 'HR Salary Survey' portal, we have uncovered the top 5 and bottom 5 HR jobs in Australia as at March 2009:


Top 5 Paid HR Roles:

Rank
Profession / Speciality
Job Title
Total Salary Package
1
HR Director / Head of HR
Head of HR / HR Director
$680,000 - $910,000
2
State / Country Manager
CEO
$130,000 - $600,000
3
HR Director / Head of HR

General Manager - HR
$520,000
4
Recruitment - Manager
Associate Director
$340,000
5
HR Management
HR Programme Manager
$220,000


According to the '
HR Salary Survey' portal, those holding Director or Head of HR job titles are clearly ahead of the salary race. The median total salary package is $194,292, with the lower quartile HR Heads and Directors earning an average base salary of $130,000 per year.


Bottom 5 Paid HR Roles:


Rank
Profession / Speciality
Job Title
Total Salary Package
1
HR - Assistant / Administrator
Human Resources Assistant
$24,500
2
Resourcer
Junior Resourcer
$25,000
3
Payroll Officer
Junior Payroll Clerk
$30,000
4
Trainee Consultant
Trainee Rrecruitment Consultant
$30,000
5
Payroll Officer
HR & Payroll Co-ordinator
$33,500


According to over 4,500 HR Professionals, the role with the lowest salary within the HR arena is a Human Resources Assistant - with the entry rate being as low as $24,500/pa.

 

Thank you for reading: Salary for HR - The Highs and Lows of HR Salaries
Click here to read HR Average Salary - The Face Off - Males VS Females

Back to Top

About Us | Search HR Jobs Online Now | Contribute Your Salary | Find Out What You're Worth

© 2009 HR Salary.com.au