According to the 2012 EAA National Wage & Salary Survey, salaries rose modestly for HR professionals across the U.S. in 2011. The survey reports that HR Generalists showed the highest salary increase of 5% from 2011 and HR Assistants experienced the second highest salary increase of 4% from 2011.
Meanwhile, higher level HR professionals, such as Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers showed more modest salary increases from 2011 of 1-2%.
The salaries for HR professionals reflected in this survey are consistent with other local and national compensation survey findings. In general, there has been less salary growth for many generalist-type HR functions in the years preceding 2012, as the data shows. Nonetheless, national and local compensation surveys, including those conducted by ERC, continue to show that there has been more salary growth for specialist HR functions including compensation, training, organizational development, and staffing.
View ERC's Wage & Salary Adjustment Survey Results
The survey reports data from Northeast Ohio organizations regarding their actual and projected wage and salary adjustments.