Considered strategic in most large companies for their ability to manage people, identify talent and ensure greater productivity, professionals in the Human Resources (HR) area are gaining more and more space in the job market.
The salaries offered to these professionals have very interesting average salaries that, in some cases, can reach more than R$ 40 thousand in large companies.
The market is booming for those specializing in Human Resources and should continue to grow regardless of the economic scenario. But there is a question: the level of demand for these professionals is also increasing! Anyone who wants to conquer their space will need to invest heavily in training and experience.
See below how much an HR professional earns and where to find the best job opportunities in this career!
HR Professional’s Salary Floor
HR professionals do not have a single salary floor throughout Brazil. Nor are they organized as a union category. In other words: the representation of Human Resources professionals is made by the unions that take care of the sector in which the professional works.
However, these unions only take care of some positions related to the HR career, such as personnel department assistants, receptionists and other operational functions directly linked to the companies’ Human Resources area.
Those who occupy managerial positions are linked to the unions that govern the corresponding profession, such as administrators, psychologists and social workers, for example.
Average Salary of an HR Professional
The working universe of the Human Resources professional is quite wide and salaries vary a lot according to the position held.
The career offers salaries that, according to the Catho Professions and Salaries Guide, can range from R$1,000 to R$28 thousand.
See some examples:
Human resources director
- Average: BRL 21,411
Human resources manager
- Average: BRL 7,283
Human Resources Coordinator
- Average: BRL 4,444
Human Resources Consultant
- Average: BRL 3,366
Human Resources Analyst
- Average: BRL 2,797
Human Resources Supervisor
- Average: BRL 4,008
Human Resources Technician
- Average: BRL 1,492
Human resources assistant
- Average: BRL 1,783
The calculation of average salaries paid to employees in four large sectors of the economy – Industry, Commerce, Civil Construction and Services – indicates that HR professionals are better paid in the industry. See the average amounts paid to employees in each sector:
- HR Analyst: BRL 4,111
- HR Supervisor: BRL 8,636
- HR Manager: BRL 13,368
- HR Analyst: BRL 3,431
- HR Supervisor: BRL 7,882
- HR Manager: BRL 10,714
- HR Analyst: BRL 3,851
- HR Manager: BRL 11,843
- HR Analyst: BRL 3,691
- HR Supervisor: BRL 6,315
- HR Manager: BRL 11,380
The Best Salaries for the HR Professional
A study carried out by the consulting firm Robert Half revealed that, even in a scenario of economic caution, salaries paid to Human Resources professionals have been increasing.
The best opportunities for HR professionals are in management positions at large companies. Check the average salary, according to the study:
- Small and medium companies: from BRL 15,000 to BRL 24,000
- Large companies: from BRL 25,000 to BRL 45,000
Human resources manager
- Small and medium companies: from BRL 9,000 to BRL 17,000
- Large companies: from BRL 12,000 to BRL 25,000
- Small and medium companies: from BRL 5,500 to BRL 9,500
- Large companies: from BRL 7,500 to BRL 12,500
Senior HR Analyst
- Small and medium companies: from BRL 3,500 to BRL 5,500
- Large companies: from BRL 5,500 to BRL 8,700
Full HR Analyst
- Small and medium companies: from BRL 2,600 to BRL 4,000
- Large companies: from BRL 3,700 to BRL 6,000
Junior HR Analyst
- Small and medium companies: from R$1,800 to R$3,000
- Large companies: from BRL 2,500 to BRL 4,200
The Market for the HR Professional
The Human Resources professional has achieved strategic importance for companies in recent years. It is increasingly obvious that a company that manages its employees well is more productive.
With the appreciation, came better salaries and, of course, a greater search for more qualified professionals, capable of working in large HR departments in sectors such as industry, civil construction and commerce.
Logic, innovation, leadership and, above all, knowing how to deal with people are the qualities most sought after in these professionals. Speaking a second language is also a highly demanded skill.
The Human Resources area is naturally multidisciplinary. Which means that people from different backgrounds work there, such as administrators, psychologists, social workers, HR technologists, managers, assistants and technicians from different backgrounds.
How to Become an HR Professional
There are several ways to become an HR professional. The best known is to take a bachelor’s degree course in Administration, Psychology or Social Work, with an average duration of four years, and then pursue a specialization in Human Resources management.
Another way to enter this career is to take the Technologist course in Human Resources Management, with an average duration of two years and available in on-site and distance learning modalities. This is a higher-level training recognized by the MEC and the market, a faculty focused on the needs of companies that offers quality training focused on the practice of the profession.