Human Resources Supervisor Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for human resources supervisors in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 373,964 human resources supervisors currently employed in the United States.
  • 63.0% of all human resources supervisors are women, while only 33.3% are men.
  • The average age of an employed human resources supervisor is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of human resources supervisors is White (61.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18.4%) and Black or African American (10.4%).
  • The majority of human resources supervisors are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Human resources supervisors are most in-demand in Atlanta, GA.
  • Human resources supervisors are paid an average annual salary of $67,637.
  • The manufacturing industry is the highest-paying for human resources supervisors.
  • Washington, DC pays an annual average wage of $88,119, the highest in the US.
  • Human resources supervisors average starting salary is $50,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid human resources supervisors earn as much as $90,000 or more.
  • 18% of all human resources supervisors are LGBT.
  • New York is the best state for human resources supervisors to live.
  • Human resources supervisors are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Human Resources Supervisor Statistics By Gender

Among human resources supervisors, 63.0% of them are women compared to 33.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 63.0%
  • Male, 33.3%
  • Unknown, 3.7%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
63.0%
Male
33.3%
Unknown
3.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Human Resources Supervisor

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$74,280
female-income
Female Income
$69,972

Human Resources Supervisor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the human resources supervisor position over time.

Male
Female
61%
59%
57%
54%
52%
50%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
56.37%
43.63%
2009
56.20%
43.80%
2010
55.65%
44.35%
2011
56.06%
43.94%
2012
56.71%
43.29%
2013
56.04%
43.96%
2014
56.43%
43.57%
2015
55.82%
44.18%
2016
55.70%
44.30%
2017
55.94%
44.06%
2018
55.88%
44.12%

Human Resources Supervisor Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, plant superintendent and maintenance director have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Executive Assistant/Human Resources9%88%
Office Manager Of Human Resources13%84%
Business Office Manager15%81%
Human Resources Supervisor33%63%
General Road Foreman93%3%
Maintenance Director93%4%
Plant Superintendent93%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Plant Superintendent
Maintenance Director
General Road Foreman
Human Resources Supervisor
Business Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
Executive Assistant/Human Resources
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Human Resources Supervisor Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among human resources supervisors is White, which makes up 61.4% of all human resources supervisors. Comparatively, there are 18.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.4%
  • Black or African American, 10.4%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%
Job Title
Human Resources Supervisor RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
61.4%
Hispanic or Latino
18.4%
Black or African American
10.4%
Asian
7.1%
Unknown
2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.7%

Human Resources Supervisor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among human resources supervisors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
64.03%
11.93%
5.81%
16.33%
2011
64.47%
11.89%
5.47%
16.13%
2012
63.01%
12.86%
5.46%
16.69%
2013
63.63%
11.93%
6.43%
16.13%
2014
64.14%
11.81%
5.71%
16.06%
2015
63.19%
12.15%
6.88%
15.14%
2016
62.48%
10.78%
6.91%
17.13%
2017
63.15%
11.09%
6.31%
17.04%
2018
61.42%
10.38%
7.12%
18.41%

Human Resources Supervisor Wage Gap By Race

Asian human resources supervisors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american human resources supervisors have the lowest average salary at $69,900.
$78,000
$76,000
$74,000
$72,000
$70,000
$68,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$70,857
White$72,259
Black or African American$69,900
Asian$76,828
Hispanic or Latino$70,784

Average Age of a Human Resources Supervisor

We determined the average age of human resources supervisors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
45
46
Unknown
38
41.5
Asian
41
42
Hispanic or Latino
40
45
White
44
48
American Indian and Alaska Native
43
52

Human Resources Supervisor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of human resources supervisor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of human resources supervisors is 40+ years old, which represents 67% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Human Resources Supervisor YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
7%
30-40 years
26%
40+ years
67%

Types of Human Resources Supervisor Degree Levels

Human Resources Supervisor Wage Gap By Education

Human resources supervisors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $77,584 annually. With a Doctorate degree, human resources supervisors earn a median annual income of $77,012 compared to $69,972 for human resources supervisors with an Bachelors degree.
$82,000
$77,000
$72,000
$67,000
$62,000
$57,000
$52,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$56,979
Master's Degree$77,584
Bachelor's Degree$69,972
Doctorate Degree$77,012
Some College/ Associate Degree$58,339

Human Resources Supervisor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ human resources supervisors. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most human resources supervisors is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire human resources supervisors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
2%
50 - 100 employees
2%
100 - 500 employees
4%
500 - 1,000 employees
9%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
32%
> 10,000 employees
51%

The Types Of Companies Human Resources Supervisor Work In

Employees with the human resources supervisor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most human resources supervisors prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
1%
Public
49%
Private
46%
Government
3%

Top Industries Hiring Human Resources Supervisors

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ human resources supervisors. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and automotive.

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Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Retail

Hospitality

Transportation

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Fortune 500
20%
Manufacturing
15%
Retail
12%
Hospitality
5%
Transportation
5%
Automotive
5%
Health Care
5%
Professional
5%
Technology
5%
Telecommunication
4%
Construction
3%
Finance
3%
Energy
3%
Government
2%
Non Profits
2%
Insurance
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Media
1%
Internet
1%
Utilities
1%
Agriculture
1%

Human Resources Supervisor Turnover And Employment Statistics

Human Resources Supervisor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of human resources supervisors changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescHuman Resources Supervisor Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
5.17%
2011
4.96%
2012
4.35%
2013
4.18%
2014
3.89%
2015
2.86%
2016
2.73%
2017
2.61%
2018
2.40%

The Average Number of Years That Human Resources Supervisor Stay in a Job

By looking over 8,720 human resources supervisors resumes, we figured out that the average human resources supervisor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
12%
1-2 years
36%
3-4 years
19%
5-7 years
16%
8-10 years
6%
11+ years
11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Human Resources Supervisors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to human resources supervisors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Flight Control Manager9.62%
Administrative Manager13.05%
Program Manager/Quality Assurance Manager14.59%
Procurement Services Manager16.54%
Operational Review Sergeant17.41%
Human Resources Supervisor18.37%
MIS Director19.54%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Flight Control Manager
9.62%
Administrative Manager
13.05%
Program Manager/Quality Assurance Manager
14.59%
Procurement Services Manager
16.54%
Operational Review Sergeant
17.41%
MIS Director
19.54%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Human Resources Supervisors

The most common foreign language among human resources supervisors is Spanish at 65.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 4.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 3.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 65.5%
  • French, 4.2%
  • Chinese, 3.9%
  • Mandarin, 3.3%
  • German, 3.0%
  • Other, 20.1%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
65.5%
French
4.2%
Chinese
3.9%
Mandarin
3.3%
German
3.0%
Other
20.1%

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Where Do Human Resources Supervisors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where human resources supervisors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Human Resources Supervisors Located?

By looking through more than 8,720 resumes, we found that the most popular places for human resources supervisors are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Human Resources Supervisors

Where Are Human Resources Supervisors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country human resources supervisors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings