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Human Resources Average Salaries in France 2020

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


Average Yearly Salary
62,000 EUR
( 5,170 EUR monthly)

LOW
28,400
EUR
AVERAGE
62,000
EUR
HIGH
92,800
EUR

A person working in Human Resources in France typically earns around 62,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 28,400 EUR (lowest average) to 92,800 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Administrator49,300 EUR
Benefits Analyst55,100 EUR
Benefits Manager69,900 EUR
Chief People Officer70,900 EUR
Compensation Analyst55,600 EUR
Compensation and Benefits Manager62,700 EUR
Compensation and Benefits Officer50,400 EUR
Compensation Manager64,300 EUR
Corporate Director of Human Resources90,200 EUR
Corporate Trainer62,800 EUR
Employee Benefits Administrator54,500 EUR
Employee Communications Manager59,800 EUR
Employee Development Specialist63,500 EUR
Employee Engagement Specialist61,900 EUR
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator59,100 EUR
Employee Performance Specialist59,000 EUR
Employee Relations Manager62,300 EUR
Employee Relations Practitioner58,800 EUR
Employee Services Manager64,900 EUR
Employment Advice Worker44,200 EUR
Employment Interviewer50,200 EUR
Employment Service Specialist50,300 EUR
Employment Services Coordinator54,400 EUR
Enrollment Counselor59,700 EUR
Equal Opportunity Representative56,600 EUR
Executive Human Capital Management84,800 EUR
Executive Recruiter66,100 EUR
Expatriate Administration Manager64,200 EUR
Expatriate Administration Supervisor57,100 EUR
Global Mobility Manager62,900 EUR
Headhunter66,000 EUR
Health Benefits Coordinator52,000 EUR
HRIS Analyst49,700 EUR
HRIS Manager65,900 EUR
HRIS Supervisor49,900 EUR
Human Resources Administration Specialist49,800 EUR
Human Resources Administrator50,900 EUR
Human Resources Advisor59,500 EUR
Human Resources Analyst53,100 EUR
Human Resources Assessor47,800 EUR
Human Resources Assistant Manager66,000 EUR
Human Resources Associate50,200 EUR
Human Resources Consultant63,300 EUR
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager65,300 EUR
Human Resources Generalist61,000 EUR
Human Resources Manager82,300 EUR
Human Resources Officer48,500 EUR
Human Resources Representative47,100 EUR
Human Resources Section Head60,800 EUR
Human Resources Superintendent46,200 EUR
Human Resources Training Executive59,800 EUR
Industrial Organizational Psychologist62,700 EUR
Job Evaluation Specialist61,500 EUR
Labor Relations Director69,300 EUR
Labor Relations Manager66,100 EUR
Labor Relations Specialist53,900 EUR
Learning and Development Manager64,100 EUR
Occupational Health and Safety Officer45,500 EUR
Organizational Development Consultant68,000 EUR
Organizational Development Manager66,400 EUR
Organizational Development Specialist53,800 EUR
Payroll Assistant37,500 EUR
Payroll Supervisor49,400 EUR
People Development Officer51,600 EUR
Personnel Officer43,700 EUR
Records Clerk26,900 EUR
Records Manager64,000 EUR
Recruiter63,700 EUR
Recruiting Coordinator47,600 EUR
Recruiting Manager82,400 EUR
Recruitment Consultant67,600 EUR
Recruitment Officer55,900 EUR
Recruitment Supervisor62,300 EUR
Research Associate58,400 EUR
SAP Resource Manager67,200 EUR
Talent Acquisition Specialist56,400 EUR
Talent Management Officer69,700 EUR
Training and Development Section Head63,500 EUR
Training Executive75,300 EUR
Training Officer43,200 EUR

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in France

Median and salary distribution yearly France Human Resources
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Human Resources salaries in France range from 28,400 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 92,800 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 65,800 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 65,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 65,800 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 42,400 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 42,400 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 84,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 84,000 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?

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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 France costs anywhere from 25,400 Euro(s) to 76,100 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

Salary comparison by gender yearly France 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 earn 7% more than their female counterparts.

Female
60,200 EUR
Male+7%
64,200 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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Human Resources Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

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

Human Resources

Human Resources professionals in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate France 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.

France / 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 France is 7%.

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 France 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 France

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

43% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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
57%
No Bonus
43%

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

Public vs private sector salaries yearly France
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
59,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
62,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Salary Forecast and Trend in France

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 yearly France Human Resources
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Average Salary 2016
54,600 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
56,600 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
58,500 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
60,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources salaries in France are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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 France


30 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 30 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximately 30 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 yearly France
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The average salary for Human Resources is 2% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux57,600 EUR
Lille56,900 EUR
Lyon65,600 EUR
Marseille66,900 EUR
Montpellier59,600 EUR
Nantes62,400 EUR
Nice63,700 EUR
Paris68,900 EUR
Strasbourg61,700 EUR
Toulouse65,600 EUR
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