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Human Resources Average Salaries in Croatia 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
27,400 HRK
( 329,000 HRK yearly)


A person working in Human Resources in Croatia typically earns around 27,400 HRK per month. Salaries range from 12,600 HRK (lowest average) to 41,000 HRK (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 Administrator23,100 HRK
Benefits Analyst25,300 HRK
Benefits Manager31,500 HRK
Chief People Officer31,900 HRK
Compensation Analyst24,500 HRK
Compensation and Benefits Manager30,600 HRK
Compensation and Benefits Officer22,200 HRK
Compensation Manager30,700 HRK
Corporate Director of Human Resources39,000 HRK
Corporate Trainer26,100 HRK
Employee Benefits Administrator25,600 HRK
Employee Communications Manager24,900 HRK
Employee Development Specialist28,600 HRK
Employee Engagement Specialist26,800 HRK
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator25,500 HRK
Employee Performance Specialist26,000 HRK
Employee Relations Manager29,800 HRK
Employee Relations Practitioner26,000 HRK
Employee Services Manager27,500 HRK
Employment Advice Worker19,900 HRK
Employment Interviewer23,500 HRK
Employment Service Specialist23,100 HRK
Employment Services Coordinator25,000 HRK
Enrollment Counselor25,800 HRK
Equal Opportunity Representative26,500 HRK
Executive Human Capital Management36,700 HRK
Executive Recruiter29,800 HRK
Expatriate Administration Manager31,300 HRK
Expatriate Administration Supervisor24,700 HRK
Global Mobility Manager28,900 HRK
Headhunter28,600 HRK
Health Benefits Coordinator22,100 HRK
HRIS Analyst23,300 HRK
HRIS Manager30,900 HRK
HRIS Supervisor22,900 HRK
Human Resources Administration Specialist21,600 HRK
Human Resources Administrator22,400 HRK
Human Resources Advisor25,700 HRK
Human Resources Analyst24,400 HRK
Human Resources Assessor20,700 HRK
Human Resources Assistant Manager29,700 HRK
Human Resources Associate24,000 HRK
Human Resources Consultant28,000 HRK
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager30,000 HRK
Human Resources Generalist26,900 HRK
Human Resources Manager36,300 HRK
Human Resources Officer21,800 HRK
Human Resources Representative21,600 HRK
Human Resources Section Head27,400 HRK
Human Resources Superintendent22,100 HRK
Human Resources Training Executive28,000 HRK
Industrial Organizational Psychologist30,600 HRK
Job Evaluation Specialist29,400 HRK
Labor Relations Director30,000 HRK
Labor Relations Manager31,000 HRK
Labor Relations Specialist24,700 HRK
Learning and Development Manager29,500 HRK
Occupational Health and Safety Officer21,800 HRK
Organizational Development Consultant28,300 HRK
Organizational Development Manager29,900 HRK
Organizational Development Specialist22,300 HRK
Payroll Assistant16,900 HRK
Payroll Supervisor21,800 HRK
People Development Officer22,800 HRK
Personnel Officer21,300 HRK
Records Clerk12,900 HRK
Records Manager27,100 HRK
Recruiter28,700 HRK
Recruiting Coordinator20,600 HRK
Recruiting Manager37,800 HRK
Recruitment Consultant29,800 HRK
Recruitment Officer24,200 HRK
Recruitment Supervisor29,800 HRK
Research Associate25,700 HRK
SAP Resource Manager32,200 HRK
Talent Acquisition Specialist25,400 HRK
Talent Management Officer30,800 HRK
Training and Development Section Head28,000 HRK
Training Executive35,300 HRK
Training Officer21,100 HRK

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Croatia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in Croatia range from 12,600 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 41,000 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 29,600 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 29,600 HRK while the other half are earning more than 29,600 HRK. 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 19,000 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 19,000 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 38,100 HRK while 25% are earning more than 38,100 HRK.

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 Croatia costs anywhere from 134,000 Croatian Kuna(s) to 403,000 Croatian Kuna(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 earn 10% more than their female counterparts.

26,100 HRK
28,700 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

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

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Croatia 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.

Croatia / All Professions

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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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

44% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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
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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
25,600 HRK
Public Sector+10%
28,100 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Salary Forecast and Trend in Croatia

How do Human Resources salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Croatia Human Resources
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Average Salary 2016
23,700 HRK
Average Salary 2017+4%
24,600 HRK
Average Salary 2018+4%
25,500 HRK
Average Salary 2019+4%
26,400 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources salaries in Croatia are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Croatia

160 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 160 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximately 160 HRK 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 Croatia
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The average salary for Human Resources is 2% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar28,600 HRK
Zagreb30,400 HRK
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