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Human Resources Average Salaries in Uruguay 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
31,500 UYU
( 378,000 UYU yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Uruguay typically earns around 31,500 UYU per month. Salaries range from 13,200 UYU (lowest average) to 54,000 UYU (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 Administrator20,900 UYU
Benefits Analyst25,900 UYU
Benefits Manager45,000 UYU
Chief People Officer56,700 UYU
Compensation Analyst24,900 UYU
Compensation and Benefits Manager45,300 UYU
Compensation and Benefits Officer18,200 UYU
Compensation Manager43,400 UYU
Corporate Director of Human Resources55,400 UYU
Corporate Trainer25,400 UYU
Employee Benefits Administrator31,000 UYU
Employee Communications Manager36,000 UYU
Employee Development Specialist35,500 UYU
Employee Engagement Specialist34,700 UYU
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator33,600 UYU
Employee Performance Specialist27,300 UYU
Employee Relations Manager35,700 UYU
Employee Relations Practitioner37,700 UYU
Employee Services Manager36,900 UYU
Employment Advice Worker17,300 UYU
Employment Interviewer25,700 UYU
Employment Service Specialist21,800 UYU
Employment Services Coordinator24,600 UYU
Enrollment Counselor33,000 UYU
Equal Opportunity Representative25,800 UYU
Executive Human Capital Management56,000 UYU
Executive Recruiter38,300 UYU
Expatriate Administration Manager35,900 UYU
Expatriate Administration Supervisor25,200 UYU
Global Mobility Manager47,300 UYU
Headhunter36,000 UYU
Health Benefits Coordinator21,100 UYU
HRIS Analyst19,800 UYU
HRIS Manager33,000 UYU
HRIS Supervisor17,700 UYU
Human Resources Administration Specialist21,800 UYU
Human Resources Administrator22,200 UYU
Human Resources Advisor37,300 UYU
Human Resources Analyst30,400 UYU
Human Resources Assessor20,200 UYU
Human Resources Assistant Manager40,000 UYU
Human Resources Associate13,800 UYU
Human Resources Consultant39,900 UYU
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager31,600 UYU
Human Resources Generalist28,000 UYU
Human Resources Manager51,600 UYU
Human Resources Officer19,100 UYU
Human Resources Representative19,800 UYU
Human Resources Section Head32,600 UYU
Human Resources Superintendent20,200 UYU
Human Resources Training Executive35,900 UYU
Industrial Organizational Psychologist45,300 UYU
Job Evaluation Specialist34,400 UYU
Labor Relations Director40,200 UYU
Labor Relations Manager41,500 UYU
Labor Relations Specialist19,200 UYU
Learning and Development Manager44,300 UYU
Occupational Health and Safety Officer18,600 UYU
Organizational Development Consultant41,700 UYU
Organizational Development Manager43,000 UYU
Organizational Development Specialist23,200 UYU
Payroll Assistant17,300 UYU
Payroll Supervisor20,700 UYU
People Development Officer27,500 UYU
Personnel Officer14,900 UYU
Records Clerk13,700 UYU
Records Manager23,100 UYU
Recruiter38,700 UYU
Recruiting Coordinator18,800 UYU
Recruiting Manager48,000 UYU
Recruitment Consultant34,700 UYU
Recruitment Officer20,700 UYU
Recruitment Supervisor30,100 UYU
Research Associate16,300 UYU
SAP Resource Manager37,600 UYU
Talent Acquisition Specialist27,800 UYU
Talent Management Officer23,000 UYU
Training and Development Section Head37,400 UYU
Training Executive42,800 UYU
Training Officer18,500 UYU

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Uruguay

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Uruguay range from 13,200 UYU per month (minimum average salary) to 54,000 UYU per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 32,100 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 32,100 UYU while the other half are earning more than 32,100 UYU. 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 20,400 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 20,400 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 43,900 UYU while 25% are earning more than 43,900 UYU.

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?

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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 Uruguay costs anywhere from 165,000 Uruguayan Peso(s) to 495,000 Uruguayan Peso(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Uruguay Human Resources
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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 Uruguay who work in Human Resources earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

29,800 UYU
32,700 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uruguay for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Uruguay
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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uruguay

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

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Uruguay 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.

Uruguay / 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 Uruguay is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Uruguay for the year 2019. 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 Uruguay

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Uruguay 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.

49% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,400 UYU
Public Sector+9%
34,100 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Uruguay

180 UYU per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uruguay is 180 UYU. This means that the average person in Uruguay earns approximately 180 UYU 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 Uruguay
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Montevideo34,800 UYU
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