HR Manager Salary in Australia

Since the impact of the pandemic, the role of human resources became an even more prevalent role helping companies facilitate change and will continue to be through navigating uncertainty into adaptive workplaces.

A HR Manager salary is often determined by a candidate’s blend of skills, experience, and awareness of the role that digitisation is playing in automating HR processes.

Professionals are expected to stay up to date with workplace legislation including industry awards, as well as market salaries and strategies for packaging remuneration.

Candidates with a history of improving workplace satisfaction, as well as securing and retaining top talent are in a strong position to earn a top salary.

How to negotiate the salary of a HR Manager in Australia

In the Robert Half Salary Guide, salaries are broken down by percentiles. This allows you to see how different skills, experience, and qualifications can shape a Human Resource Manager salary in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth, alongside related positions.

What is a 25th percentile HR Manager?

This HR Manager salary percentile applies typically to candidates who have 1-2 years’ experience in the role. Candidates will be required though to have skills in maintaining accurate records, and compiling HR reports. Responsibilities may include responding to internal and external enquiries relating to various roles, and working on recruitment activities for the company.

What is a 50th percentile HR Manager?

A HR Manager in this salary percentile range is likely to have, or be working towards, tertiary qualifications such as a Bachelor degree in Business, Human Resource Management or Industrial Relations. Necessary skills include an ability to interpret legislation, regulations and Awards, and draft relevant policies and procedures to ensure compliance. Important soft skills include the ability to collaborate as part of a performance management and talent development team, coordinating both performance reviews and annual salary reviews.

What is a 75th percentile HR Manager?

At this percentile of salary, the HR Manager role calls for a tenured professional with solid working experience in the role. A broad set of skills is required, including the ability to represent the organisation in negotiations with unions and employees to determine remuneration, and other conditions of employment. Other responsibilities may include monitoring employment costs and productivity levels, and suggesting initiatives to business leaders to increase output per employee.

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