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Career Outlook: Human Resource Management Jobs and Salaries

As new companies form and organizations expand, the need for human resource professionals to foster connections between leadership and employees will increase. There will also be an increasing need for specialists in training and development, employee benefits, recruitment, and policy advisement.

Looking at the Numbers

  • $113,300 median pay for human resource managers1
  • 7% growth in human resource manager job opportunities by 20281

Human Resource Career Opportunities

In almost every industry—manufacturing, health care, education, finance, and insurance, just to name a few—you'll find HR professionals behind the scenes helping organizations thrive. In addition to careers such as job recruiter, compliance officer, and staffing manager, here are a few human resource management jobs and salaries you can obtain with your master's degree:

  • Human resource manager
    • Serve as a link between management and employees. You'll plan, direct, and coordinate administrative functions of an organization, consult executives on strategic planning, and oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff.
    • Median Pay: $113,3001
  • Compensation and benefits manager
    • Help organizations determine how to pay their employees. You'll plan, develop, and oversee compensation, health insurance, paid time off, and other company benefit programs.
    • Median Pay: $121,0102
  • Training and development manager
    • Expand the knowledge and skills of your organization's employees. You'll oversee the planning, direction, and coordination of programs that keep staff engaged and growing in their careers.
    • Median Pay: 111,3403

Take the First Step

Request a free brochure or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today about pursuing an online Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary's.

Sources:

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Compensation and Benefits Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/1compensation-and-benefits-managers.htm.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm.