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.

HR Salary by Company

Company Designation Average Salary (per year)
HSBC HR Manager ₹ 5,20,000 – ₹ 10,59,029
Aricent HR Manager ₹ 2,90,751 – ₹ 6,00,000
Accenture HR Manager ₹ 7,75,194 – ₹ 21,81,500
HCL Technologies Ltd. HR Manager ₹ 4,00,000 – ₹ 7,25,000
IBM HR Manager ₹ 2,22,000 – ₹ 8,05,000
Capegemini HR Consultant ₹ 1,79,032 – ₹ 4,20,000
Wipro Technologies Ltd. HR Generalist ₹ 1,53,291 – ₹ 4,32,380
Infosys Limited HR Generalist ₹ 2,03,752 – ₹ 3,05,209
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. HR Generalist ₹ 3,48,000 – ₹ 8,25,000

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HR Salary by Designation and Industries

Designation Type of Industry Average Salary (per year)
HR (Generalist) Engineering Services ₹ 1,13,467 – ₹ 7,76,002
  Information Technology Sectors ₹ 1,12,039 – ₹ 6,61,173
  Manufacturing and Distribution ₹ 1,14,075 – ₹ 6,80,917
  Construction ₹ 1,13,467 – ₹ 7,76,002
  General Manager ₹ 1,14,584 – ₹ 7,24,315
  Financial Services ₹ 1,17,963 – ₹ 6,97,388
HR Consultant Staffing / Recruiting ₹ 95,233 – ₹ 6,29,934
  Information Technology Sectors ₹ 1,19,485 – ₹ 9,48,137
  Management Consulting ₹ 1,26,854 – ₹ 11,60,100
  Human Resource Consultancy Service ₹ 1,21,737 – ₹ 10,34,872
  Consultancy ₹ 1,20,191 – ₹ 10,82,325
HR Manager Financial Services ₹ 2,70,044 – ₹ 13,25,357
  Information Technology Sectors ₹ 2,45,237 – ₹ 11,69,212
  Manufacturing and Distribution ₹ 2,66,546 – ₹ 13,35,827
  Logistics ₹ 2,53,970 – ₹ 11,78,013
  Engineering Services ₹ 2,64,026 – ₹ 12,61,459
  Financial Services ₹ 1,17,963 – ₹ 6,97,388

HR Salary in India by Location

by Location Average Salary (per year)
Gurgaon, Haryana ₹ 817,020
Bangalore, Karnataka ₹ 810,035
Mumbai (Bombay) ₹ 793,715
Chennai, Tamil Nadu ₹ 712,927
Mumbai ₹ 709,269
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh ₹ 654,214
Pune, Maharashtra ₹ 640,110
New Delhi, Delhi ₹ 626,332
Noida, Uttar Pradesh ₹ 569,765

Quick Facts of HR Salary

  • As per the annual HR salary survey report, 2011, conducted by a well known HR consulting and outsourcing company (HRhelpdesk.in) 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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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

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.