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Human Resources Average Salaries in Colombia 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
4,480,000 COP
( 53,800,000 COP yearly)

LOW
1,880,000
COP
AVERAGE
4,480,000
COP
HIGH
7,680,000
COP

A person working in Human Resources in Colombia typically earns around 4,480,000 COP per month. Salaries range from 1,880,000 COP (lowest average) to 7,680,000 COP (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 Administrator3,010,000 COP
Benefits Analyst3,780,000 COP
Benefits Manager6,060,000 COP
Chief People Officer7,780,000 COP
Compensation Analyst3,760,000 COP
Compensation and Benefits Manager6,190,000 COP
Compensation and Benefits Officer2,540,000 COP
Compensation Manager6,020,000 COP
Corporate Director of Human Resources7,380,000 COP
Corporate Trainer3,650,000 COP
Employee Benefits Administrator4,290,000 COP
Employee Communications Manager5,160,000 COP
Employee Development Specialist5,170,000 COP
Employee Engagement Specialist5,210,000 COP
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator4,860,000 COP
Employee Performance Specialist3,660,000 COP
Employee Relations Manager5,380,000 COP
Employee Relations Practitioner5,260,000 COP
Employee Services Manager5,100,000 COP
Employment Advice Worker2,270,000 COP
Employment Interviewer3,560,000 COP
Employment Service Specialist3,070,000 COP
Employment Services Coordinator3,460,000 COP
Enrollment Counselor4,960,000 COP
Equal Opportunity Representative3,710,000 COP
Executive Human Capital Management7,180,000 COP
Executive Recruiter5,150,000 COP
Expatriate Administration Manager5,210,000 COP
Expatriate Administration Supervisor3,360,000 COP
Global Mobility Manager6,640,000 COP
Headhunter4,990,000 COP
Health Benefits Coordinator2,920,000 COP
HRIS Analyst2,640,000 COP
HRIS Manager4,470,000 COP
HRIS Supervisor2,430,000 COP
Human Resources Administration Specialist2,850,000 COP
Human Resources Administrator3,090,000 COP
Human Resources Advisor4,770,000 COP
Human Resources Analyst4,100,000 COP
Human Resources Assessor2,800,000 COP
Human Resources Assistant Manager5,600,000 COP
Human Resources Associate1,950,000 COP
Human Resources Consultant5,560,000 COP
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager4,190,000 COP
Human Resources Generalist3,900,000 COP
Human Resources Manager7,330,000 COP
Human Resources Officer2,900,000 COP
Human Resources Representative2,780,000 COP
Human Resources Section Head4,860,000 COP
Human Resources Superintendent2,800,000 COP
Human Resources Training Executive5,070,000 COP
Industrial Organizational Psychologist6,190,000 COP
Job Evaluation Specialist5,070,000 COP
Labor Relations Director5,810,000 COP
Labor Relations Manager6,080,000 COP
Labor Relations Specialist2,600,000 COP
Learning and Development Manager6,350,000 COP
Occupational Health and Safety Officer2,800,000 COP
Organizational Development Consultant5,640,000 COP
Organizational Development Manager6,520,000 COP
Organizational Development Specialist3,330,000 COP
Payroll Assistant2,430,000 COP
Payroll Supervisor2,890,000 COP
People Development Officer3,830,000 COP
Personnel Officer2,030,000 COP
Records Clerk1,940,000 COP
Records Manager3,010,000 COP
Recruiter5,000,000 COP
Recruiting Coordinator2,670,000 COP
Recruiting Manager7,020,000 COP
Recruitment Consultant5,140,000 COP
Recruitment Officer2,710,000 COP
Recruitment Supervisor4,090,000 COP
Research Associate2,310,000 COP
SAP Resource Manager5,110,000 COP
Talent Acquisition Specialist4,140,000 COP
Talent Management Officer3,340,000 COP
Training and Development Section Head5,000,000 COP
Training Executive5,690,000 COP
Training Officer2,420,000 COP

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Colombia

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

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Colombia range from 1,880,000 COP per month (minimum average salary) to 7,680,000 COP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,750,000 COP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 4,750,000 COP while the other half are earning more than 4,750,000 COP. 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 2,980,000 COP while 75% of them are earning more than 2,980,000 COP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 6,590,000 COP while 25% are earning more than 6,590,000 COP.


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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Colombia costs anywhere from 23,500,000 Colombian Peso(s) to 70,400,000 Colombian 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 Colombia 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 Colombia who work in Human Resources earn 18% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
4,160,000 COP
Male+18%
4,900,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Colombia for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Colombia

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

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Colombia 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.

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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.

Colombia / 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 Colombia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Colombia 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 Colombia

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

47% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
53%
No Bonus
47%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Colombia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,400,000 COP
Public Sector+11%
4,880,000 COP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Colombia


25,800 COP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Colombia is 25,800 COP. This means that the average person in Colombia earns approximately 25,800 COP 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 Colombia
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The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barranquilla4,610,000 COP
Bello4,260,000 COP
Bogota5,170,000 COP
Bucaramanga4,370,000 COP
Buenaventura4,140,000 COP
Cartagena4,570,000 COP
Cucuta4,530,000 COP
Ibague4,470,000 COP
Manizales4,050,000 COP
Medellin5,130,000 COP
Monteria4,170,000 COP
Neiva4,010,000 COP
Pereira4,160,000 COP
Santa Marta4,290,000 COP
Soacha4,460,000 COP
Soledad4,530,000 COP
Valledupar4,250,000 COP
Villavicencio4,370,000 COP
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