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Human Resources Managers in Wisconsin

Want to work in Wisconsin as a Human Resources Manager? Read this first!

13.0% Jobs Projection
$109,110 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Human Resources Managers in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Human Resources Managers in Wisconsin is growing faster than average.

  • Human Resources Managers in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Human Resources Managers Work in Wisconsin?

2,510 people worked as Human Resources Managers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,600 Human Resources Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Human Resources Managers in WI Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,560 Human Resources Managers working in it, which means Wisconsin has more Human Resources Managers than average.

Human Resources Managers in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Human Resources Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.

Job Projections for Human Resources Managers: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 270 annual job openings, and 3,220 total jobs in 2026 for Human Resources Managers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 12,400 annual jobs and 148,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Human Resources Managers Make in Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Human Resources Managers ranged from $72,510 to $168,780 with $109,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $34.86 to $81.14. The median hourly rate was $52.46.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.76 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.70.

The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Human Resources Managers Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin Metros for Human Resources Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Human Resources Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,030 $110,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,550 $115,520
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 940 $117,210
Madison, WI 440 $110,780
Green Bay, WI 140 $92,930
Duluth, MN-WI 120 $88,830
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 100 $106,600
Sheboygan, WI 90 $120,300
Appleton, WI 80 $112,650
Wausau, WI 60 $115,820
Racine, WI 60 $104,790
Eau Claire, WI 50 $99,870
Janesville-Beloit, WI 50 $117,610
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 40 $100,830

Top States for Human Resources Managers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Human Resources Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 19,050 $132,280
New York 10,230 $133,470
Illinois 9,960 $106,370
Texas 8,210 $117,330
Florida 7,200 $95,030
Massachusetts 6,310 $123,750
Georgia 5,240 $111,470
Pennsylvania 4,840 $117,790
Ohio 4,560 $109,630
Minnesota 4,370 $109,950
New Jersey 4,100 $147,500
Virginia 3,750 $130,970
Michigan 3,720 $103,390
North Carolina 3,560 $112,520
Washington 3,320 $123,150
Arizona 3,060 $90,560
Connecticut 2,720 $122,920
Wisconsin 2,510 $109,110
Maryland 2,490 $132,080
Oregon 2,290 $97,030

Below are the states where Human Resources Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $157,250
New Jersey $147,500
Rhode Island $143,910
New York $133,470
California $132,280
Maryland $132,080
Virginia $130,970
Delaware $130,840
Colorado $129,880
Massachusetts $123,750


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