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Human Resources Average Salaries in Austria 2021

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,580 EUR
( 43,000 EUR yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Austria typically earns around 3,580 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,520 EUR (lowest average) to 6,200 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Human Resources careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator2,540 EUR
Benefits Analyst3,090 EUR
Benefits Manager5,290 EUR
Chief People Officer6,240 EUR
Compensation Analyst2,870 EUR
Compensation and Benefits Manager5,110 EUR
Compensation and Benefits Officer2,070 EUR
Compensation Manager4,920 EUR
Corporate Director of Human Resources6,480 EUR
Corporate Trainer3,090 EUR
Employee Benefits Administrator3,600 EUR
Employee Communications Manager4,370 EUR
Employee Development Specialist4,230 EUR
Employee Engagement Specialist4,100 EUR
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator3,800 EUR
Employee Performance Specialist3,200 EUR
Employee Relations Manager4,550 EUR
Employee Relations Practitioner4,630 EUR
Employee Services Manager4,170 EUR
Employment Advice Worker1,910 EUR
Employment Interviewer2,990 EUR
Employment Service Specialist2,500 EUR
Employment Services Coordinator2,740 EUR
Enrollment Counselor3,900 EUR
Equal Opportunity Representative3,140 EUR
Executive Human Capital Management6,270 EUR
Executive Recruiter4,500 EUR
Expatriate Administration Manager4,270 EUR
Expatriate Administration Supervisor2,950 EUR
Global Mobility Manager5,410 EUR
Headhunter4,400 EUR
Health Benefits Coordinator2,390 EUR
HRIS Analyst2,200 EUR
HRIS Manager3,790 EUR
HRIS Supervisor2,210 EUR
Human Resources Administration Specialist2,520 EUR
Human Resources Administrator2,720 EUR
Human Resources Advisor4,170 EUR
Human Resources Analyst3,400 EUR
Human Resources Assessor2,350 EUR
Human Resources Assistant Manager4,440 EUR
Human Resources Associate1,750 EUR
Human Resources Consultant4,780 EUR
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager3,510 EUR
Human Resources Generalist3,260 EUR
Human Resources Manager5,640 EUR
Human Resources Officer2,390 EUR
Human Resources Representative2,320 EUR
Human Resources Section Head3,940 EUR
Human Resources Superintendent2,180 EUR
Human Resources Training Executive4,220 EUR
Industrial Organizational Psychologist5,370 EUR
Job Evaluation Specialist3,920 EUR
Labor Relations Director4,770 EUR
Labor Relations Manager4,840 EUR
Labor Relations Specialist2,150 EUR
Learning and Development Manager5,500 EUR
Occupational Health and Safety Officer2,370 EUR
Organizational Development Consultant4,790 EUR
Organizational Development Manager5,370 EUR
Organizational Development Specialist2,680 EUR
Payroll Assistant2,030 EUR
Payroll Supervisor2,540 EUR
People Development Officer3,200 EUR
Personnel Officer1,760 EUR
Records Clerk1,650 EUR
Records Manager2,470 EUR
Recruiter4,240 EUR
Recruiting Coordinator2,220 EUR
Recruiting Manager5,590 EUR
Recruitment Consultant4,280 EUR
Recruitment Officer2,400 EUR
Recruitment Supervisor3,640 EUR
Research Associate2,020 EUR
SAP Resource Manager4,550 EUR
Talent Acquisition Specialist3,360 EUR
Talent Management Officer2,810 EUR
Training and Development Section Head4,270 EUR
Training Executive4,760 EUR
Training Officer2,090 EUR

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Austria

Median and salary distribution monthly Austria Human Resources
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Austria range from 1,520 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 6,200 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,370 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 3,370 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,370 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 2,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 4,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,500 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Austria costs anywhere from 18,900 Euro(s) to 56,800 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Human Resources Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Austria who work in Human Resources earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,660 EUR
3,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

How much are annual salary increments in Austria for Human Resources professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Austria Human Resources
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Austria / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Human Resources Bonus and Incentive Rates in Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria Human Resources
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Human Resources is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

68% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Austria

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 21 EUR. This means that the average person in Austria earns approximately 21 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly Austria
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn3,270 EUR
Graz4,210 EUR
Innsbruck3,610 EUR
Klagenfurt3,540 EUR
Linz3,740 EUR
Salzburg3,680 EUR
St. Polten3,340 EUR
Vienna4,280 EUR
Villach3,470 EUR
Wels3,410 EUR
Wiener Neustadt3,200 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,640 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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