HR pulls in big money in U.S.

HR executives earn more than US$1 million on average but discrepancy remains between male, female earnings: Report
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2013

As an HR executive, a total compensation package of more than US$1.1 million could be yours — if you work in the United States. That’s the median total compensation — including base salary, cash bonus, performance incentives, option awards and stock awards — for HR executives south of the border, according to a report by Equilar, which gathered information from more than 900 U.S. companies.

“They would be international executives, first of all. They’re seeing them as valuable business partners and obviously they’re extremely competitive if they’re earning that kind of money,” said Pat Allinson, principal of the Compensation Company in Markham, Ont.

“We would never see that in Canada because we just don’t have the same kind of pay scales.”