HR Salary in India

HR salary in India is very lucrative and comes with a lot of non-monetary benefits and other perquisites. Nearly all big and small companies need to hire an HR professional. So, the career in human resource can bring in lot of financial rewards.

Quick Facts of HR Salary

  • As per the annual HR salary survey report, 2011, conducted by a well known HR consulting and outsourcing company ( on an average there has been a 12% increment in the gross fixed CTC for the HR practitioners.
  • The maximum increment of 24% is given by the ITES, while the other major industries offered an increment of 12%. The lowest increment is seen to be offered by the hospitality sector, which is 3%.

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Top HR Companies in India

Some of the top HR companies in India offering the highest salary range are –

  • Ernst & Young Private Limited
  • ABC Consultants Private Limited
  • Advanced Consultancy Services
  • Manpower from India
  • Datamatics Staffing Services
  • Exclusive Search Recruitment Consultants
  • Focus Management Consultants Private Limited
  • Ma Foi Management Consultants Limited
  • Strategic Career Networks Private Limited
  • Dalal Consultants and Engineers Limited
  • Shella Consultants, Mumbai
  • Oil and Gas Recruitment
  • International Manpower Resources
  • Mantech Management
  • International Manpower Resources
  • Keerat Exports
  • RK Resourcing Private Limited
  • JCG Associates
  • Phoenix HRD Services
  • Vinay K. Gupta and Company
  • CFI Group of Services
  • HR Axis India
  • Venus International
  • The Questors
  • Business Leaders Directors (HR Consultancy Services)
  • Media Matters
  • Cosmos Enterprise
  • Careertrack Incorporates
  • Adnan Enterprises
  • Jobs Flash
  • Raj International Consultants
  • Millicon Consultant Engineers Private Limited
  • SHALOM HR Solution
  • Flow Consultants Private Limited
  • K.S. Madhavan & Associates
  • Esource Global HR
  • Venus International
  • ABC International Placement Services
  • United Consultants
  • Horizon HR Solution Private Limited
  • Advanced Corporate Services
  • Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  • Placewell Consultants
  • Qualtech Consultants  

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Popular Job Designations for HR Employees

The most popular job designations for a HR employee are –

  • HR Assistants / Clerks
  • HR Executive / Officer
  • HR Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Training Executive
  • Assistant Sales Manager

Salary Range for HR Employees in Top Companies of India

Designation Salary Range
HR Manager Rs 5,18,000 – Rs 10,59,029 per year
XYZ Company
HR Manager Rs 2,91,751 – Rs 6,00,000 per year
HR Manager Rs 7,74,194 – Rs 21,81,500 per year
HCL Technologies Ltd.
HR Manager Rs 4,00,000 – Rs 7,25,000 per year
HR Manager Rs 2,22,000 – Rs 8,05,000 per year
HR Consultant Rs 1,79,032 – Rs 4,20,000 per year
Wipro Technologies Ltd.
HR Generalist Rs 1,53,291 – Rs 4,32,380 per year
Infosys Limited
HR Generalist Rs 2,03,752 – Rs 3,05,209 per year
Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd.
HR Generalist Rs 3,48,000 – Rs 8,25,000 per year

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Median Salary for HR Personnel as per Designation and Industries

Designation Type of Industry Median Salary (per year)
HR (Generalist) Engineering Services Rs 1,13,467 – Rs 7,76,002
Information Technology Sectors Rs 1,12,039 – Rs 6,61,173
Manufacturing and Distribution Rs 1,14,075 – Rs 6,80,917
Construction Rs 1,13,467 – Rs 7,76,002
General Manager Rs 1,14,584 – Rs 7,24,315
Financial Services Rs 1,17,963 – Rs 6,97,388
HR Consultant Staffing / Recruiting   Rs 95,233 – Rs 6,29,934
Information Technology Sectors Rs 1,19,485 – Rs 9,48,137
Management Consulting   Rs 1,26,854 – Rs 11,60,100
Human Resource Consultancy Service Rs 1,21,737 – Rs 10,34,872
Consultancy Rs 1,20,191 – Rs 10,82,325

HR Manager
Financial Services Rs 2,70,044 – Rs 13,25,357
Information Technology Sectors Rs 2,45,237 – Rs 11,69,212
Manufacturing and Distribution Rs 2,66,546 – Rs 13,35,827
Logistics Rs 2,53,970 – Rs 11,78,013
Engineering Services Rs 2,64,026 – Rs 12,61,459
Financial Services Rs 1,17,963 – Rs 6,97,388

Highest Salaries offered to HR Employees in India (as per City)

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Pune, Maharashtra
  • Chandigarh, Chandigarh
  • Surat, Gujarat
  • Gurgaon, Haryana
  • New Delhi, Delhi
  • Vadodara (Baroda), Gujarat
  • Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Cochin (Kochi), Kerala
  • Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kolkata, West Bengal


Highest Salaries offered to HR Employees in India (as per State)

  • Maharashtra
  • Karnataka
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Delhi
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Gujarat
  • West Bengal


Growth Opportunity for HR Career

There are ample growth opportunities for a Human Resource employee. Most MNCs and well known companies in India recruit HR managers or executives. Even small startups or business houses also need  human resource personnel. A fresher can get employment in such a startup and after acquiring enough experience, knowledge and skills, can get employment in giant companies and climb up the career ladder.

Academic Certifications required for a profession in HR

For pursuing a career as a Human Resource personnel, one needs to have a business management / administration diploma (MBA) from a recognized institute. One can go for an MBA degree after completion of graduation from any stream. The minimum percentage needed in the graduation is 50% (in aggregate). One needs to qualify in the MBA entrance exams (CAT/MAT), which is followed by group discussion and personal interview. Some institutes also conduct their own admission tests. After completion of MBA, most candidates get placements in different well known companies or industries through campus placements.

Last Updated: 06/12/2014