Salary Guide 2017: HR

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Roles in the Human Resources (HR) market have been consistent with 2015 in terms of the volume of opportunities available.

The sentiment in the market is positive with hiring spread across all sectors and industries such as IT, telecommunications, technology, FMCG, banking, financial services, pharma and medical devices. We have also seen a significant number of roles arising due to employee maternity and paternity leave.

Generalist Human Resources Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
HR Director 0 - 3 90k - 110k 80k - 95k 80k - 90k 80k - 90k
3 - 5 110k - 120k 95k - 110k 90k - 100k 90k - 100k
5+ 120k - 150k 110k - 120k 100k - 120k 100k - 120k
HR Manager 0 - 3 60k - 70k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k 55k - 65k
3 - 5 70k - 80k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k
5+ 85k - 90k 75k - 85k 75k - 85k 75k - 85k
HR Generalist / Specialist 0 - 3 38k - 43k 35k - 40k 35k - 40k 35k - 40k
3 - 5 43k - 48k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k
5+ 48k - 55k 45k - 50k 45k - 50k 45k - 50k
HR Business Partner 0 - 3 50k - 55k 55k - 60k 55k - 60k 55k - 60k
3 - 5 55k - 65k 60k - 65k 60k - 65k 60k - 65k
5+ 65k - 80k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k
HR Officer 0 - 3 30k - 35k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k
3 - 5 35k - 40k 33k - 38k 33k - 38k 33k - 38k
5+ 40k - 45k 38k - 43k 38k - 43k 38k - 43k
HR Administrator 0 - 3 25k - 30k 25k - 28k 25k - 28k 25k - 28k
3 - 5 30k - 35k 28k - 30k 28k - 30k 28k - 30k
5+ 35k - 40k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k
HR Graduate 0 - 3 20k - 25k 20k - 22k 20k - 22k 20k - 22k

Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Recruitment Manager (in - house) 0 - 3 50k - 55k 40k - 50k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k
3 - 5 55k - 60k 50k - 55k 45k - 50k 45k - 50k
5+ 60k - 65k 55k - 60k 50k - 58k 50k - 58k
Recruitment Consultant 0 - 3 30k - 40k 25k - 32k 25k - 32k 25k - 32k
3 - 5 40k - 50k 32k - 42k 32k - 42k 32k - 42k
5+ 50k - 60k 42k - 50k 42k - 50k 42k - 50k
Recruitment Administrator 0 - 3 25k - 28k 22k - 24k 22k - 24k 22k - 24k
3 - 5 28k - 30k 24k - 28k 24k - 28k 24k - 28k
5+ 30k - 35k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k

Training & Development Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Learning & Development Director 0 - 3 70k - 80k 65k - 75k 60k - 65k 60k - 65k
3 - 5 80k - 90k 75k - 85k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k
5+ 90k - 100k 85k - 100k 75k - 85k 75k - 85k
Training & Development Manager 0 - 3 45k - 55k 45k - 50k 40k - 45k 35k - 40k
3 - 5 55k - 65k 50k - 65k 45k - 55k 40k - 50k
5+ 65k - 80k 65k - 75k 55k - 75k 50k - 75k
Training Specialist 0 - 3 40k - 45k 35k - 40k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k
3 - 5 45k - 50k 40k - 45k 33k - 40k 33k - 40k
5+ 50k - 55k 45k - 55k 40k - 50k 40k - 50k
Training Co - ordinator 0 - 3 25k - 35k 25k - 32k 25k - 30k 25k - 30k
3 - 5 35k - 40k 32k - 38k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k
5+ 40k - 45k 38k - 40k 35k - 40k 35k - 40k

Compensation & Benefits Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Compensation and Benefits
Manager
0 - 3 60k - 70k 55k - 65k 55k - 60k 55k - 60k
3 - 5 70k - 80k 65k - 75k 60k - 65k 60k - 65k
5+ 80k - 90k 75k - 85k 65k - 75k 65k - 75k
Compensation and Benefits
Analyst
0 - 3 30k - 40k 30k - 38k 30k - 35k 30k - 35k
3 - 5 40k - 50k 38k - 45k 35k - 45k 35k - 45k
5+ 50k - 60k 45k - 55k 45k - 50k 45k - 50k

Additional HR Positions

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Head of Organisational
Effectiveness
0 - 3 70k - 80k 60k - 70k 50k - 60k 50k - 60k
3 - 5 80k - 90k 70k - 80k 60k - 70k 60k - 70k
5+ 90k - 100k 80k - 90k 70k - 80k 70k - 80k
Global Mobility Manager 0 - 3 60k - 70k 55k - 65k 50k - 60k 50k - 60k
3 - 5 70k - 80k 65k - 75k 60k - 70k 60k - 70k
5+ 80k - 90k 75k - 85k 70k - 80k 70k - 80k
HR Data Analyst 0 - 3 30k - 35k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k
3 - 5 35k - 45k 33k - 40k 33k - 38k 33k - 38k
5+ 45k - 55k 40k - 50k 38k - 48k 38k - 48k
Employee Relations Manager 0 - 3 55k - 60k 45k - 55k 40k - 45k 40k - 45k
3 - 5 60k - 65k 55k - 65k 45k - 55k 45k - 55k
5+ 65k - 75k 65k - 75k 55k - 60k 55k - 60k
HR Information Systems 0 - 3 30k - 35k 30k - 35k 28k - 33k 28k - 33k
3 - 5 35k - 45k 35k - 40k 33k - 35k 33k - 35k
5+ 45k - 55k 40k - 55k 35k - 45k 35k - 45k

Commentary on HR Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2017

Hiring in the HR sector tends to be seasonal with hiring decreasing during the summer period,  hiring has become quite cyclical with key activity happening from January through to early June and then again from the middle of September to November. 

Time to hire is also a key challenge with organisations losing talent due to processes being slow moving, which is often down to the number of stakeholders involved in a key HR hire. On average, the HR recruitment process is taking 6-8 weeks end to end. 

Similarly to last year, there was moderate activity at the director or VP level in HR. Most of the opportunities available are mid-management level positions. Hiring within the SME space has continued with a demand for HR generalists and HR coordinators continuing the trend particularly in the past 6 months. 

Overall there was little change in permanent salaries in 2016, with increases averaging 3% to 5%. HR generalists who bring a highly in-demand specialist skill can often push for salaries above the norm, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. We expect the HR market to grow a little faster in 2017 and this may translate into higher overall rates of pay. 

The gender balance remains heavily weighted towards females at the mid-career level, who may be less inclined to move jobs because of family commitments. This is beginning to change, albeit slowly as women drive their careers to move into senior roles and more men enter the discipline.

The quality of professionals on the market who are actively seeking new opportunities is extremely strong. We continue to see Irish nationals returning from Canada, the UK and Australia in particular.  There seems to be a wave of candidates applying for roles from the US and the UK - these applications tend to be expressions of interest as candidates look further afield for HR opportunities possibly due to post Brexit and US Elections. There is an appetite amongst employers to look for HR talent who have had exposure to global projects or working in the EMEA region. 

This originally appeared on morganmckinley.ie