Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

After graduation, human resources management graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $85,874, while the bottom 20% make closer to $38,942. The median grad salary is $57,828.

Human Resources Management graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in human resources management is $48,843, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $50,831.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for human resources management graduates

The highest paying careers for human resources management graduates are compensation and benefits manager, human resources manager and recruiter, with top salaries averaging around $89,388.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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