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Human Resources Manager - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Human Resources Manager"

How much does a Human Resources Manager in the federal government get paid? $94,848.33* *Based on the 2017 average.
16,012 EMPLOYEES
$1.51B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Human Resources Manager was the 19th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 16,012 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Human Resources Management, with an average salary of $77,192.

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 3,624 $77,192.24
Internal Revenue Service 879 $96,095.48
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 666 $76,030.92
Social Security Administration 652 $102,703.67
Forest Service 488 $78,372.10
Office of Personnel Management 395 $109,634.34
Department of State 389 $101,683.26
Federal Aviation Administration 329 $105,888.36
Customs and Border Protection 303 $93,734.06
Transportation Security Administration 299 $90,374.60
Department of Energy 285 $104,935.42
Veterans Benefits Administration 265 $81,553.35
National Park Service 261 $88,183.34
National Institutes of Health 234 $102,844.98
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 221 $77,735.81
Environmental Protection Agency 196 $102,711.57
Federal Emergency Management Agency 188 $89,992.16
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 187 $36,547.73
Federal Bureau of Investigation 185 $98,775.69
Indian Health Service 184 $80,985.72
Food and Drug Administration 179 $105,817.26
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 175 $106,790.56
Office of the Human Resources Management 163 $109,886.64
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 150 $99,857.19
Citizenship and Immigration Services 149 $95,466.34
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 148 $134,781.18
Bureau of Land Management 141 $81,195.52
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 139 $101,018.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 122 $120,763.03
Bureau of Reclamation 122 $83,289.30
Bureau of the Census 117 $94,366.20
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 110 $111,284.59
Food Safety and Inspection Service 108 $98,193.99
Natural Resources Conservation Service 107 $95,922.08
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 107 $97,404.96
Patent and Trademark Office 100 $115,286.39
Small Business Administration 96 $101,671.09
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 93 $121,615.30
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 93 $98,681.48
Office of Comptroller of Currency 91 $150,640.91
Agricultural Research Service 89 $97,644.61
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 88 $114,105.84
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 87 $119,617.26
Farm Service Agency 85 $94,574.40
Offices, Boards and Divisions 85 $113,010.94
Departmental Administration 82 $115,568.12
Rural Housing Service 78 $94,198.56
Drug Enforcement Administration 74 $111,515.70
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 72 $112,924.24
U.S. Agency for International Development 71 $115,959.07
Geological Survey 66 $96,359.91
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 66 $100,720.83
U.S. Secret Service 65 $100,958.41
Indian Affairs 63 $89,076.51
Headquarters, Nasa 63 $124,206.62
Securities and Exchange Commission 60 $151,812.25
Federal Highway Administration 53 $110,088.02
National Protection and Programs Directorate 52 $118,317.62
Office of Secretary of Transportation 47 $119,945.85
Office of Management (Department of Education) 47 $113,756.81
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 47 $99,279.79
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 47 $116,130.36
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 46 $116,168.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 45 $122,545.78
National Archives and Records Administration 44 $103,325.11
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 43 $132,411.44
Health Resources and Services Administration 41 $105,970.15
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 41 $107,823.24
Departmental Offices 39 $123,425.85
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 38 $101,393.29
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 37 $117,088.38
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 36 $78,921.61
National Institute of Standards and Technology 35 $119,922.20
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 34 $689.29
National Science Foundation 34 $116,891.68
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 34 $109,303.79
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 32 $113,410.59
U.S. Marshals Service 31 $109,793.97
National Labor Relations Board 28 $105,328.36
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 28 $107,768.75
National Credit Union Administration 28 $153,171.07
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $105,844.39
Wage and Hour Division 27 $83,130.52
Bureau of Labor Statistics 27 $105,158.63
John F. Kennedy Space Center 27 $101,667.33
U.S. Mint 27 $37,039.11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 25 $111,228.00
Employment and Training Administration 24 $109,255.29
Federal Student Aid 24 $113,690.46
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 22 $98,342.73
Executive Office for Immigration Review 20 $110,987.20
Broadcasting Board of Governors 20 $112,539.70
Government Printing Office 20 $110,686.05
Ames Research Center 20 $119,109.55
Peace Corps 20 $104,806.10
National Cemetery Administration 20 $91,185.95
Office of the Director 20 $124,585.95
Federal Trade Commission 20 $123,383.85
Federal Housing Finance Agency 20 $180,366.35
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 19 $126,207.05
Federal Communications Commission 19 $134,311.53
Office of Justice Programs 19 $125,442.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 19 $115,854.21
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 18 $118,084.22
Langley Research Center 17 $101,243.12
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 17 $116,938.88
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 17 $81,349.53
Food and Nutrition Service 16 $115,998.81
Railroad Retirement Board 16 $106,863.06
Federal Transit Administration 16 $107,222.50
Office of Administration 15 $126,751.67
Federal Railroad Administration 15 $105,078.80
Maritime Administration 15 $113,661.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 14 $107,361.86
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 14 $105,433.14
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 14 $109,963.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 13 $111,492.92
Export-Import Bank of the United States 13 $108,475.46
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 13 $167,222.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $120,871.38
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 13 $125,875.69
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 13 $126,492.85
Pretrial Services Agency 12 $119,650.83
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 11 $106,769.18
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 11 $103,685.45
National Gallery of Art 11 $125,458.82
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $111,033.70
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $114,181.30
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 10 $112,801.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $118,625.56
Millennium Challenge Corporation 9 $148,847.11
Dryden Flight Research Center 9 $115,420.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 9 $115,319.44
International Trade Administration 9 $99,448.22
Merit Systems Protection Board 8 $150,033.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 8 $122,684.88
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $124,878.00
Office of Special Counsel 8 $114,535.13
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 7 $106,157.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $115,126.86
U.S. International Trade Commission 7 $113,849.57
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 6 $116,916.50
Presidio Trust 6 $120,921.33
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $118,421.17
National Endowment for the Humanities 6 $113,232.67
Selective Service System 6 $87,181.33
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 6 $127,837.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $137,323.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 5 $135,550.60
Federal Maritime Commission 5 $108,381.20
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $113,356.60
Farm Credit Administration 5 $138,896.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $88,372.60
National Endowment for the Arts 5 $131,089.40
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $134,390.40
Federal Election Commission 4 $116,344.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $132,590.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $109,192.25
Institute of Museum and Library Services 4 $124,200.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $89,614.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $125,165.00
U.S. Tax Court 3 $125,100.33
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $155,023.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $94,755.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $126,593.33
Federal Labor Relations Authority 3 $121,361.33
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $120,412.33
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $127,886.33
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $132,363.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $82,185.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $119,925.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 2 $108,971.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $128,207.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $139,143.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $120,074.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $98,323.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $127,208.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $123,561.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $158,312.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $90,350.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $114,931.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $161,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $135,126.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 1 $172,100.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $64,218.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $94,796.00
National Appeals Division 1 $116,914.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $80,256.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $120,074.00

Human Resources Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $94,848.33. The highest paid Human Resources Manager made $265,788 in 2017.

Common Human Resources Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Human Resources Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 13,974
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 331
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 329
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 297
ZA - Administrative 160
CG - Corporate Graded 134
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 126
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 91
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 91
ES - Senior Executive Service 67
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 62
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 60
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 56
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 34
CU - Credit Union Employees 26
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 22
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 20
PG - Printing Office Grades 19
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 18
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 15
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 14
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 13
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
IT - 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Human Resources Manager was $75,125. Since then, the average pay has increased to $99,092 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0201.

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