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Top Paying Industries for HR

Top Paying Industries for HR

March 03, 2008

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Compensation and Benefits Managers

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail Transportation 140 $59.08 $122,880
Natural Gas Distribution 60 $53.42 $111,120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 180 $51.06 $106,210
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 240 $49.55 $103,070
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 50 $48.92 $101,750



Training and Development Managers

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 80 $63.29 $131,650
Advertising and Related Services 340 $61.34 $127,600
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 100 $60.14 $125,090
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 50 $57.45 $119,490
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 800 $57.13 $118,820



Human Resources Managers

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Postal Service 40 $62.64 $130,290
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 270 $60.25 $125,330
Other Information Services 30 $59.97 $124,740
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 550 $59.93 $124,650
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 130 $59.64 $124,040





Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures Not released $56.66 $117,850
Postal Service 60 $38.69 $80,470
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 250 $37.02 $77,010
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 410 $33.90 $70,500
Software Publishers 410 $32.99 $68,630



Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 30 $34.39 $71,540
Natural Gas Distribution 130 $32.47 $67,550
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 210 $32.37 $67,330
Software Publishers 400 $32.33 $67,240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 710 $32.00 $66,550



Training and Development Specialists

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 450 $40.09 $83,380
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 60 $38.32 $79,710
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,540 $32.19 $66,960
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 760 $31.97 $66,500
Natural Gas Distribution 430 $31.58 $65,690



Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 40 $39.30 $81,740
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 920 $36.55 $76,010
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 880 $35.33 $73,490
Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals 310 $35.04 $72,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES designation) 20,930 $34.73 $72,240









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