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HR Salary Guide 2023

HR Salary Guide 2023

Morgan Philips have created a comprehensive salary guide for roles within human resources (HR) for 2023. Below we have answered some important questions about HR roles in the UK.

How Much Can You Earn in HR in the UK?

Jobs in Human Resources, HR, in the UK are generally well-paid jobs with a lot of security.The minimum you can expect to earn for a role in HR on average is around £30k, although this can go up to £200k and higher depending on experience, the company you work for, and the size of your team or responsibilities.

Is HR a Good Career in the UK?

HR is considered a stable job, with most roles enjoying a tenure of between 1 and 5 years, although this number is generally dependent on how long you wish to remain in this role, as HR roles are usually permanent positions that are required in most companies.

For example, the average salary for a Vice President HR/Chief People Officer in the UK for 2023 is between £120k/£270k for a permanent role, with a day rate of between £800/£1200. The role has enjoyed a yearly increase of 18% to changes in the total number of professionals between 2021 and 2022.

For a Reward Advisor in the UK, you can expect to earn between £35k and £50k in 2023 for a permanent role, with a day rate of £180 to £250 for those in an interim role. This type of job has experienced a 9% yearly increase in professionals taking on this role between 2021 and 2022, and is expected to increase accordingly for 2023.

Both of these roles represent 2 different ends of the spectrum of Human Resources roles available in the UK, and you can see that both roles have a varying rate of pay dependant on factors such as experience and the title on offer.

Looking to move into these roles in 2023? Visit our Specialist Recruitment page to find your perfect job, you can also find executive level jobs through our Executive Search & Recruitment Service.

Take a look at our detailed salary guides for specific HR roles in the UK. You can also download our HR Salary Guide for circulation within your company, or as a print out. If you are interested in a new career in HR, you can find the perfect job for you with our leading specialist recruitment services.

We work with a range of organisations to ensure that you are matched with the best role possible. Morgan Philips has a complete understanding of the local market, and offers quality job matching and assessment services with quick response times. Find out more through our specialist recruitment services, or explore our bespoke executive search recruitment services here.

About Our HR Salary Guide 2023

Our salary study is based both on the projects carried out for our clients in 2022 and on the candidate interviews carried out by our specialised consultants, as well as on the in -depth analysis of our research database, which is constantly updated by our teams in the UK and internationally. It is supplemented by various information from our partner job boards and professional social networks.

Each sheet indicates the salary benchmarks according to the years of experience acquired in the position concerned. Salaries are expressed in gross annual pounds ( £ ) and do not take into account variable elements (possible bonuses, participation or profit -sharing, benefits in kind), unless specifically mentioned by us. This data is not exhaustive : they are averages that may differ according to the economic situation, the region, the size of the company, and its sector of activity, but also according to the profile and experience of a candidate.

Each file also presents the approximate number of experts in the function, the demand for hiring the role, the evolution of the total number of professionals compared to the previous year, the breakdown between genders, where these talents are located, turnover, and median seniority by function.

Download the HR Salary Guide 2023


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