2017 HR Salary Guide

2017 HR Salary Guide

April Fenton 01.01.2017

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

.Included in the HR Salary Guide are salary ranges for   Generalist Human Resources Salaries | Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Salaries | Training & Development Salaries | Compensation & Benefits Salaries | Additional HR Positions  |  Commentary

Generalist Human Resources Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
HR Director0 - 390k - 110k80k - 95k80k - 90k80k - 90k
3 - 5110k - 120k95k - 110k90k - 100k90k - 100k
5+120k - 150k110k - 120k100k - 120k100k - 120k
HR Manager0 - 360k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
3 - 570k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+85k - 90k75k - 85k75k - 85k75k - 85k
HR Generalist / Specialist0 - 338k - 43k35k - 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k
3 - 543k - 48k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
5+48k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 50k
HR Business Partner0 - 350k - 55k55k - 60k55k - 60k55k - 60k
3 - 555k - 65k60k - 65k60k - 65k60k - 65k
5+65k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
HR Officer0 - 330k - 35k28k - 33k28k - 33k28k - 33k
3 - 535k - 40k33k - 38k33k - 38k33k - 38k
5+40k - 45k38k - 43k38k - 43k38k - 43k
HR Administrator0 - 325k - 30k25k - 28k25k - 28k25k - 28k
3 - 530k - 35k28k - 30k28k - 30k28k - 30k
5+35k - 40k30k - 35k30k - 35k30k - 35k
HR Graduate0 - 320k - 25k20k - 22k20k - 22k20k - 22k
 

Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Recruitment Manager (in - house)0 - 350k - 55k40k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 555k - 60k50k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k
5+60k - 65k55k - 60k50k - 58k50k - 58k
Recruitment Consultant0 - 330k - 40k25k - 32k25k - 32k25k - 32k
3 - 540k - 50k32k - 42k32k - 42k32k - 42k
5+50k - 60k42k - 50k42k - 50k42k - 50k
Recruitment Administrator0 - 325k - 28k22k - 24k22k - 24k22k - 24k
3 - 528k - 30k24k - 28k24k - 28k24k - 28k
5+30k - 35k28k - 33k28k - 33k28k - 33k

Training & Development Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Learning & Development Director0 - 370k - 80k65k - 75k60k - 65k60k - 65k
3 - 580k - 90k75k - 85k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+90k - 100k85k - 100k75k - 85k75k - 85k
Training & Development Manager0 - 345k - 55k45k - 50k40k - 45k35k - 40k
3 - 555k - 65k50k - 65k45k - 55k40k - 50k
5+65k - 80k65k - 75k55k - 75k50k - 75k
Training Specialist0 - 340k - 45k35k - 40k28k - 33k28k - 33k
3 - 545k - 50k40k - 45k33k - 40k33k - 40k
5+50k - 55k45k - 55k40k - 50k40k - 50k
Training Co - ordinator0 - 325k - 35k25k - 32k25k - 30k25k - 30k
3 - 535k - 40k32k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k
5+40k - 45k38k - 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k

Compensation & Benefits Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Compensation and Benefits
Manager
0 - 360k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 60k
3 - 570k - 80k65k - 75k60k - 65k60k - 65k
5+80k - 90k75k - 85k65k - 75k65k - 75k
Compensation and Benefits
Analyst
0 - 330k - 40k30k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k38k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k

Additional HR Positions

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Head of Organisational
Effectiveness
0 - 370k - 80k60k - 70k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 580k - 90k70k - 80k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+90k - 100k80k - 90k70k - 80k70k - 80k
Global Mobility Manager0 - 360k - 70k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 570k - 80k65k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+80k - 90k75k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k
HR Data Analyst0 - 330k - 35k28k - 33k28k - 33k28k - 33k
3 - 535k - 45k33k - 40k33k - 38k33k - 38k
5+45k - 55k40k - 50k38k - 48k38k - 48k
Employee Relations Manager0 - 355k - 60k45k - 55k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 560k - 65k55k - 65k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+65k - 75k65k - 75k55k - 60k55k - 60k
HR Information Systems0 - 330k - 35k30k - 35k28k - 33k28k - 33k
3 - 535k - 45k35k - 40k33k - 35k33k - 35k
5+45k - 55k40k - 55k35k - 45k35k - 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. 

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Manager | HR
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