Human Resources (HR) is a promising career in today’s employment climate. With many startups and businesses on the rise, there is an increasing demand for professionals who are competent in developing the mental and social well-being of its employees.

Working in HR can prove to be a fulfilling occupation for those passionate about human interactions and development. Moreover, the salary and promotion opportunities are also conducive towards long term growth. Here is a list of the average salary in the Human Resources field in the Philippines.

(Disclaimer: These figures are based on the figures from PayScale and SalaryExplorer. Do take note that these values are based on the NCR or Greater Manila valuations. Salaries may differ depending on the company offerings, especially for Multinational corporations. These values are here just to give you an idea, or a ballpark figure, of the usual wages for positions in the HR track.)

HR Assistant

First on the list is the HR Assistant, which is the entry-level position in the Human Resources field. Tasks include basic administrative and secretarial support to HR staff. For larger companies, these assistants handle the logistics between different departments. Assistants also serve as the front line in dealing with basic employee requests and monitoring for compliance with attendance, rules and regulations.

The average salary for an HR assistant is around 13,400 to 15,000 per month.

HR Officer

The HR Officer is a step up from an assistant, although this can also be considered as the entry-level job for smaller companies. Employee Recruitment, Record Management, and Salary Administration are among the responsibilities that come with the job description. Basic computer skills involving word processing and spreadsheet software (Word and Excel) are mandatory.

The average salary for an HR officer is around 17,000 to 18,800 a month.

HR Supervisor

Now above the rank and file, an HR supervisor is instrumental in the training and organizational development process. He is also an overseer of sorts, and his supervisory work includes interviewing applicants, establishing goals and objectives, and evaluating work performance. This job requires a college degree of relevant courses such as Human Resource Management, Psychology, Business Administration, or equivalent. Extensive experience here is required; the supervisor must have been in the HR field for at least 5 to 8 years.

HR Supervisors typically earn a salary of around 23,200 to 25,000 a month.

HR Manager

Serving as the head of the department, the HR manager has broad powers when it comes to creating programs, policies and guidelines for the employees. Promotion to HR Manager is tough; expect 10 to 15 years for those looking to be promoted from within the Human Resources field. Aside from graduating from the relevant bachelor’s degrees, it is recommended that the candidate is also well-versed in law or industry procedures, since sometimes the work is highly integrated with employment contracts and legal matters.

The pay is lucrative for HR managers, who earn a salary of around 38,000 to 50,000 a month.


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