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HR pay raises slow down

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HR professionals’ sense of job security may be soaring, but their pay is decidedly flat. Median total cash compensation for HR pros—including base salary, bonuses and incentive pay—rose just 2.6% in 2014 after two years of larger gains.

Median pay increase for all HR positions

2014  2.6%

2013  3.6%

2012  4.1%

Source: Towers Watson 2014 General Industry Human Resources Compensation Survey, December 2014

Median total compensation for an HR generalist was $92,600, according to the Towers Watson survey.

Compensation fell significantly in 2014 for many senior HR executives. For example, median pay for top-level labor-relations executives dropped 15% to $166,300. Pay for HR information systems executives was down 13.7% to $151,100.

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