A person working in Human Resources in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 3,880 PGK per month. Salaries range from 1,650 PGK (lowest average) to 6,720 PGK (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||2,560 PGK|
|Benefits Analyst||2,970 PGK|
|Benefits Manager||5,380 PGK|
|Chief People Officer||6,530 PGK|
|Compensation Analyst||3,080 PGK|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||5,210 PGK|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||2,070 PGK|
|Compensation Manager||5,040 PGK|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||6,900 PGK|
|Corporate Trainer||3,190 PGK|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||3,590 PGK|
|Employee Communications Manager||4,510 PGK|
|Employee Development Specialist||4,170 PGK|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||4,290 PGK|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||3,930 PGK|
|Employee Performance Specialist||3,330 PGK|
|Employee Relations Manager||4,530 PGK|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||4,400 PGK|
|Employee Services Manager||4,380 PGK|
|Employment Advice Worker||1,980 PGK|
|Employment Interviewer||2,980 PGK|
|Employment Service Specialist||2,630 PGK|
|Employment Services Coordinator||3,030 PGK|
|Enrollment Counselor||4,070 PGK|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||3,160 PGK|
|Executive Human Capital Management||6,620 PGK|
|Executive Recruiter||4,570 PGK|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||4,310 PGK|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||3,140 PGK|
|Global Mobility Manager||5,690 PGK|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||2,510 PGK|
|HRIS Analyst||2,180 PGK|
|HRIS Manager||3,860 PGK|
|HRIS Supervisor||2,150 PGK|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||2,480 PGK|
|Human Resources Administrator||2,590 PGK|
|Human Resources Advisor||4,400 PGK|
|Human Resources Analyst||3,730 PGK|
|Human Resources Assessor||2,290 PGK|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||4,560 PGK|
|Human Resources Associate||1,750 PGK|
|Human Resources Consultant||4,770 PGK|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||3,550 PGK|
|Human Resources Generalist||3,100 PGK|
|Human Resources Manager||6,110 PGK|
|Human Resources Officer||2,380 PGK|
|Human Resources Representative||2,560 PGK|
|Human Resources Section Head||4,200 PGK|
|Human Resources Superintendent||2,230 PGK|
|Human Resources Training Executive||4,560 PGK|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||5,480 PGK|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||4,390 PGK|
|Labor Relations Director||4,940 PGK|
|Labor Relations Manager||4,780 PGK|
|Labor Relations Specialist||2,360 PGK|
|Learning and Development Manager||5,410 PGK|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||2,350 PGK|
|Organizational Development Consultant||5,000 PGK|
|Organizational Development Manager||5,350 PGK|
|Organizational Development Specialist||2,770 PGK|
|Payroll Assistant||2,080 PGK|
|Payroll Supervisor||2,410 PGK|
|People Development Officer||3,050 PGK|
|Personnel Officer||1,800 PGK|
|Records Clerk||1,660 PGK|
|Records Manager||2,620 PGK|
|Recruiting Coordinator||2,340 PGK|
|Recruiting Manager||5,660 PGK|
|Recruitment Consultant||4,450 PGK|
|Recruitment Officer||2,370 PGK|
|Recruitment Supervisor||3,620 PGK|
|Research Associate||2,080 PGK|
|SAP Resource Manager||4,530 PGK|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||3,580 PGK|
|Talent Management Officer||2,700 PGK|
|Training and Development Section Head||4,670 PGK|
|Training Executive||4,690 PGK|
|Training Officer||2,110 PGK|
Human Resources salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 1,650 PGK per month (minimum average salary) to 6,720 PGK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 3,960 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 3,960 PGK while the other half are earning more than 3,960 PGK. 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.
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 2,520 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 2,520 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 5,450 PGK while 25% are earning more than 5,450 PGK.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Papua New Guinea costs anywhere from 20,500 Kina(s) to 61,600 Kina(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Papua New Guinea who work in Human Resources earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources professionals in Papua New Guinea 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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Papua New Guinea 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.
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.
64% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.