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Human Resources Manager - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Human Resources Manager"

How much does a Human Resources Manager in the federal government get paid? $101,761.29* *Based on the 2021 average.
19,338 EMPLOYEES
$1.91B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Human Resources Manager was the 16th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 19,338 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Human Resources Management, with an average salary of $85,405.

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 5,159 $85,404.71
Internal Revenue Service 1,280 $93,625.58
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 861 $82,224.05
Social Security Administration 600 $114,627.66
Forest Service 560 $81,598.04
Department of State 425 $113,995.58
Office of Personnel Management 355 $117,774.49
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 350 $79,166.50
Federal Aviation Administration 321 $114,888.11
Transportation Security Administration 320 $97,335.77
Customs and Border Protection 319 $123,352.91
Federal Emergency Management Agency 316 $87,803.12
Department of Energy 297 $101,215.84
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 262 $120,839.28
National Park Service 256 $94,714.02
National Institutes of Health 244 $117,610.75
Veterans Benefits Administration 243 $88,845.76
Environmental Protection Agency 240 $106,579.71
Food and Drug Administration 233 $118,521.62
Indian Health Service 220 $85,538.04
Fpac Business Center 219 $100,399.20
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 210 $118,994.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 188 $108,726.72
Office of the Human Resources Management 187 $116,026.71
Bureau of Land Management 175 $86,997.27
Citizenship and Immigration Services 174 $103,319.09
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 171 $145,942.10
Federal Bureau of Investigation 151 $110,220.93
Small Business Administration 140 $103,505.99
U.S. Coast Guard 136 $112,185.87
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 134 $142,604.14
Bureau of the Census 132 $108,630.27
Bureau of Reclamation 127 $93,138.61
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 126 $136,866.30
Headquarters, Nasa 121 $128,234.58
Rural Housing Service 118 $105,494.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 117 $98,892.10
Patent and Trademark Office 116 $124,549.82
Food Safety and Inspection Service 112 $103,656.15
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 111 $117,209.06
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 111 $111,301.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 102 $135,082.24
Offices, Boards and Divisions 102 $123,915.74
U.S. Agency for International Development 101 $117,758.21
U.S. Secret Service 94 $122,773.80
Office of Comptroller of Currency 92 $168,546.90
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 92 $126,463.85
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 92 $133,948.10
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 83 $114,399.13
Agricultural Research Service 79 $101,862.92
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 76 $127,631.72
Drug Enforcement Administration 72 $122,474.00
Geological Survey 70 $104,063.00
Departmental Administration 67 $123,341.51
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 65 $124,814.51
U.S. Marshals Service 63 $115,879.38
Office of Secretary of Transportation 60 $127,456.02
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 59 $140,671.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 54 $173,451.52
Indian Affairs 53 $99,481.23
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 52 $117,753.43
National Protection and Programs Directorate 52 $115,879.52
Federal Highway Administration 52 $117,205.31
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 51 $114,655.08
National Science Foundation 45 $129,739.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 43 $123,091.33
National Labor Relations Board 40 $122,619.38
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 40 $92,030.68
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 39 $133,071.33
Departmental Offices 39 $143,512.79
Food and Nutrition Service 39 $118,921.05
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 38 $128,616.92
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 38 $124,042.58
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 36 $130,699.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 36 $134,539.31
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 36 $170,621.28
U.S. Mint 35 $123,214.11
34 $99,346.41
Federal Student Aid 33 $118,429.73
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 32 $130,696.13
National Credit Union Administration 32 $1,768.97
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $98,511.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 28 $133,284.57
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 28 $113,526.21
Broadcasting Board of Governors 27 $119,831.78
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 27 $132,303.89
Executive Office for Immigration Review 26 $109,627.23
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 26 $116,044.69
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 26 $123,346.42
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 26 $127,783.58
Government Printing Office 25 $117,850.92
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 25 $134,518.76
National Cemetery Administration 24 $97,342.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 24 $184,062.88
National Archives and Records Administration 22 $124,885.27
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 21 $117,728.29
John F. Kennedy Space Center 21 $118,214.71
Langley Research Center 20 $109,965.95
Peace Corps 20 $132,485.00
Federal Communications Commission 19 $145,638.16
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 19 $129,561.16
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 18 $212,282.00
Office of Justice Programs 18 $138,189.94
Federal Trade Commission 18 $139,675.28
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 18 $125,293.39
Foreign Agricultural Service 17 $131,331.53
Railroad Retirement Board 16 $112,430.38
Ames Research Center 16 $133,350.38
Maritime Administration 15 $119,734.87
Office of the Director 14 $129,474.93
Federal Railroad Administration 14 $124,181.79
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 14 $138,132.07
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 14 $132,542.79
International Trade Administration 13 $116,477.77
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 13 $134,614.08
Office of Administration 13 $129,182.31
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $141,093.38
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 13 $129,262.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $119,358.42
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $115,335.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 12 $130,888.58
National Gallery of Art 11 $138,217.18
Federal Transit Administration 11 $132,653.55
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 11 $123,010.91
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 11 $125,844.27
Export-Import Bank of the United States 11 $117,380.64
Pretrial Services Agency 11 $138,157.82
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 9 $135,056.56
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 9 $126,915.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 9 $124,807.56
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $121,172.33
Merit Systems Protection Board 8 $153,002.25
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 8 $120,225.63
U.S. International Trade Commission 8 $146,370.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 8 $147,886.13
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $119,720.38
Millennium Challenge Corporation 8 $157,919.38
Presidio Trust 7 $135,622.00
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $134,833.86
Selective Service System 6 $101,745.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $152,501.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 6 $128,995.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 6 $138,141.83
Farm Credit Administration 6 $2,589.83
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 6 $135,849.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 5 $79,856.40
Federal Maritime Commission 5 $119,674.40
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $134,925.20
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 5 $144,484.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $97,280.80
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $127,747.40
Office of Special Counsel 4 $131,143.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 4 $134,539.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $128,729.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 3 $148,338.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $149,487.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 3 $149,468.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $129,712.33
3 $146,785.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $116,513.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $130,906.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $146,006.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $174,396.00
U.S. Tax Court 3 $147,811.67
Federal Election Commission 3 $130,722.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $135,380.50
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 2 $133,469.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $120,554.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $110,124.50
Office of Enterprise Operations 2 $175,725.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $183,300.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $87,395.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $133,216.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $77,615.50
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $114,059.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $104,641.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $130,661.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $155,602.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $125,928.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $154,604.00
Denali Commission 1 $103,046.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $172,500.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $138,886.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $148,929.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $98,827.00
National Appeals Division 1 $136,798.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $104,129.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $148,298.00

Human Resources Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $101,761.29. The highest paid Human Resources Manager made $285,084 in 2021.

Common Human Resources Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Human Resources Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 16,890
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 439
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 321
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 317
ZA - Administrative 195
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 185
CG - Corporate Graded 151
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 129
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 101
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 92
ES - Senior Executive Service 86
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 58
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 56
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 54
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 36
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 31
CU - Credit Union Employees 30
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 26
PG - Printing Office Grades 24
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 19
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 18
SL - Senior Level Positions 11
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 8
VC - Canteen Service 6
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 6
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 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 3
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 1
GE - U.s. Government Printing Office Employees Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl (senior Level Positions) 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Human Resources Manager was $75,125. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,761 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0201.

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