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Human Resources Manager

The role of a Not-for-Profit Human Resources Manager (HRM) is vital in overseeing the organisation’s human capital to ensure it effectively supports the mission and objectives. The HRM handles various aspects of human resources management, including recruitment, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and compliance with employment laws and regulations.

Ensure your organisation stays competitive by accessing our comprehensive Human Resources Manager Salary Survey report today.

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This report is available as a digital download only.

For over a decade, the Pro Bono Australia Salary Survey has meticulously examined Human Resource Manager roles and their compensation levels, making us a trusted resource for both Boards and individuals. It’s essential that HRM salaries reflect the value they bring to the organisation and attract and retain the right candidates to fulfil its mission.

If you’re currently in a Human Resource Manager position or its equivalent, our Salary Survey provides evidence-based insights into market compensation, ensuring you’re fairly remunerated.

For Boards seeking top talent, our survey offers guidance on setting competitive compensation packages to attract the best candidates and keep them engaged. After all, your Human Resources Manager is pivotal in managing your organisation’s most valuable asset—its people. By effectively overseeing human capital, the HRM contributes significantly to your organisation’s success and sustainability, enabling it to fulfil its mission and achieve its goals. Compensating HRMs fairly is key to organisational resilience and success.

Our survey tracks changes in salaries and also other remuneration benefits over the past year.

Remember, when comparing salaries, factors like organisation size and sector must be taken into account for accurate benchmarking.

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Salary data for the Human Resources Manager role includes a breakdown of total remuneration, a summary of the benefits packages offered to employees, and a salary tracker over the past decade, to provide context of the role’s expected earnings.


The Sector section of the Salary Survey report segments the data from respondents by the area that they work in. Mean, median and percentile data are included to accurately reflect the spread of salaries offered to Human Resources Managers.

Operating Budget

Pro Bono’s Salary Survey analyses remuneration data for Human Resources Managers by the operating budget of their organisation. The information can be used to benchmark your company’s remuneration with those of similar operating budgets.


The Salary Survey report for Human Resources Managers provides salary data according to the number of employees working at an organisation. The report’s detailed analysis can help you to determine or negotiate a competitive remuneration package based on your company’s size.


In the Salary Survey report, remuneration data is categorised by the state or territory the respondents’ workplaces are located. The data can be used to inform your employer of a representative Human Resources Manager's salary based on where the company is located.

Tax Status

The Salary Survey report compares the salary and remuneration data for Human Resources Managers with the tax exemption status of their organisation and displays any trends in salary increases or decreases.

Want more information on the Salary Survey report?

The Salary Survey for Human Resources Managers is just the start. The full Salary Survey report contains remuneration data on 11 other major roles and 27 more specialised positions. Purchase your copy of the complete Salary Survey report here!

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