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Human Resources Manager - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Human Resources Manager"

How much does a Human Resources Manager in the federal government get paid? $100,848.83* *Based on the 2020 average.
18,237 EMPLOYEES
$1.77B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Human Resources Manager was the 17th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 18,237 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Human Resources Management, with an average salary of $83,785.

Government Human Resources Management jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Human Resources Management job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Human Resources Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 4,591 $83,785.23
Internal Revenue Service 1,051 $97,791.35
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 825 $80,233.97
Social Security Administration 623 $112,446.40
Forest Service 551 $79,025.48
Department of State 390 $113,560.06
Veterans Benefits Administration 348 $85,761.88
Federal Emergency Management Agency 341 $83,781.92
Customs and Border Protection 329 $119,377.24
Office of Personnel Management 328 $118,451.30
Federal Aviation Administration 328 $111,284.24
Transportation Security Administration 319 $96,996.57
Department of Energy 293 $109,132.62
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 289 $78,565.66
National Park Service 260 $94,259.59
Food and Drug Administration 245 $116,424.30
National Institutes of Health 239 $113,616.83
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 237 $120,598.21
Indian Health Service 217 $83,817.96
Fpac Business Center 217 $98,698.82
Environmental Protection Agency 215 $105,726.39
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 211 $113,415.96
Bureau of Land Management 180 $85,154.14
Citizenship and Immigration Services 176 $99,323.66
Office of the Human Resources Management 173 $114,455.88
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 169 $106,291.86
Bureau of the Census 165 $99,433.38
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 154 $141,064.94
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 140 $141,502.49
Federal Bureau of Investigation 140 $115,785.22
U.S. Coast Guard 135 $109,950.47
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 134 $132,326.78
Small Business Administration 131 $102,618.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 117 $105,583.20
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 116 $119,725.47
Rural Housing Service 111 $103,935.04
Food Safety and Inspection Service 111 $99,012.13
Patent and Trademark Office 109 $123,338.48
Bureau of Reclamation 107 $89,882.31
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 104 $130,138.06
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 100 $101,328.17
Headquarters, Nasa 100 $128,853.29
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 97 $124,833.93
Offices, Boards and Divisions 94 $122,974.72
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 93 $130,571.57
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 90 $113,669.92
U.S. Secret Service 88 $115,107.43
Office of Comptroller of Currency 82 $162,980.06
Drug Enforcement Administration 80 $121,119.45
Geological Survey 79 $101,561.54
Indian Affairs 78 $96,507.92
U.S. Agency for International Development 77 $120,414.62
Agricultural Research Service 75 $102,030.15
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 73 $126,805.55
Departmental Administration 64 $127,998.56
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 63 $121,078.97
U.S. Marshals Service 60 $112,638.83
Securities and Exchange Commission 59 $168,338.51
Office of Secretary of Transportation 57 $124,715.14
Federal Highway Administration 55 $117,123.09
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 53 $135,439.11
National Protection and Programs Directorate 46 $123,047.63
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 46 $115,524.36
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 44 $110,170.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 43 $131,152.88
Health Resources and Services Administration 43 $118,420.30
National Science Foundation 39 $128,547.28
Departmental Offices 39 $141,185.31
Federal Student Aid 38 $121,395.45
National Labor Relations Board 37 $118,682.49
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 37 $125,495.05
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 37 $128,821.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 35 $134,238.29
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 34 $155,403.85
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 31 $91,112.35
National Credit Union Administration 30 $0.00
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 30 $111,121.57
Goddard Space Flight Center 30 $134,457.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 30 $122,072.93
U.S. Mint 30 $117,923.30
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 28 $124,593.07
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 27 $117,429.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 27 $129,592.30
Food and Nutrition Service 25 $120,582.16
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 25 $97,927.12
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 25 $131,251.17
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $114,859.35
Federal Housing Finance Agency 22 $190,547.62
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 22 $125,711.18
Executive Office for Immigration Review 22 $106,555.82
John F. Kennedy Space Center 22 $115,319.73
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 21 $121,148.76
National Cemetery Administration 21 $96,216.24
Broadcasting Board of Governors 21 $122,048.76
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 20 $125,134.35
Peace Corps 19 $121,978.95
Federal Communications Commission 19 $140,415.05
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 18 $182,760.28
Government Printing Office 18 $125,743.06
Railroad Retirement Board 18 $112,941.56
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 18 $125,873.39
Federal Trade Commission 18 $130,810.33
Ames Research Center 17 $138,337.71
International Trade Administration 17 $107,161.82
Office of Justice Programs 17 $139,548.00
Federal Railroad Administration 15 $120,083.93
Maritime Administration 15 $116,447.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 15 $130,540.00
Office of Administration 15 $123,548.20
Federal Transit Administration 14 $125,848.71
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 14 $129,157.29
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $137,282.92
Office of the Director 13 $135,696.54
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $131,474.58
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 12 $118,398.67
National Gallery of Art 11 $127,757.73
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $118,975.45
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 11 $123,331.36
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 11 $127,439.64
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 11 $126,002.36
Pretrial Services Agency 11 $132,779.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $119,326.56
Langley Research Center 9 $112,047.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $131,850.89
U.S. International Trade Commission 9 $141,321.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 9 $125,858.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 9 $119,528.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $125,816.88
Merit Systems Protection Board 8 $149,412.63
Dryden Flight Research Center 8 $120,943.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 7 $138,768.14
Millennium Challenge Corporation 7 $153,962.57
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 7 $147,808.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $119,368.71
Farm Credit Administration 7 $0.00
Presidio Trust 7 $137,781.71
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 7 $149,203.14
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 6 $154,659.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 6 $120,668.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 6 $125,507.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $110,352.67
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $128,134.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $139,322.60
Selective Service System 5 $98,569.40
National Transportation Safety Board 5 $142,794.40
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $132,278.40
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 4 $137,783.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $121,374.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $85,208.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 4 $118,576.25
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $145,578.00
4 $137,698.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 4 $68,335.00
Farm Service Agency 3 $81,287.33
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $143,415.67
Federal Labor Relations Authority 3 $131,542.00
U.S. Tax Court 3 $142,568.00
Federal Election Commission 3 $126,883.33
Federal Maritime Commission 3 $115,512.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 3 $137,711.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $95,011.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $141,534.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $169,797.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $165,060.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 2 $178,074.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 2 $167,494.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $113,800.00
Office of Special Counsel 2 $153,297.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $130,186.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $112,930.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $103,605.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $129,367.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $149,621.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $100,727.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $94,970.00
National Appeals Division 1 $133,465.00
African Development Foundation 1 $144,538.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $86,335.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $133,465.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $153,665.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $147,454.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $103,605.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $170,800.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $133,465.00
Denali Commission 1 $85,799.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $112,930.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $147,454.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $123,198.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $142,701.00

Human Resources Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $100,848.83. The highest paid Human Resources Manager made $270,300 in 2020.

Common Human Resources Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Human Resources Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 15,824
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 425
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 328
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 316
ZA - Administrative 190
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 152
CG - Corporate Graded 137
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 122
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 122
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 85
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 82
ES - Senior Executive Service 77
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 64
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 59
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 37
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 34
CU - Credit Union Employees 28
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 24
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 18
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 18
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 17
PG - Printing Office Grades 17
SL - Senior Level Positions 12
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 7
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 7
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 5
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 3
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
VC - Canteen Service 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
GE - U.s. Government Printing Office Employees Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl (senior Level Positions) 1
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0200 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Human Resources Management jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Cartographic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Emergency ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Human Resources Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Human Resources Manager was $75,125. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,849 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0201.

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