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Human Resources Manager

Find out how to become a human resources manager and work in roles related to employment. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Human Resources Manager is $88,000 - 133,500 annually


Human resources managers oversee and manage a range of human resource activities relating to employees and the workplace. They work within organisational settings. Employment for human resources managers to 2019 is expected to experience strong growth over the next 5 years. Employment in this large occupation (46,900 in 2017) fell over the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Human resources managers ensure the smooth running and legal compliance of all activities related to employees, wages and employment terms and conditions.

  • Working with business managers to plan, implement, oversee and evaluate human resource strategies
  • Understand the legal and moral implications of recruitment, selection, induction, training and employee development
  • Taking a leading role in the development of staff performance systems
  • Negotiating with employees and outside agencies, including trade unions regarding employment conditions and payment
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements such as equal opportunities and health and safety legislation

Quick facts

Working as a human resources manager gives you the opportunity to work with people in a recruitment and training setting whilst maximising on your administration skills.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business; human resources; and management
  • Average qualification level
    34.1% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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