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In 2024, companies that can proactively promote their employee value proposition and organisational culture will be in the best position to secure top HR talent, while more of a focus on employee engagement will help increase productivity among employees.

The HR sector is known for being adaptable, therefore in 2024 it will remain responsive to the ongoing changes in the UK economy and business landscape, further outlining the importance of having a strong HR team.

This means that hiring is set to remain a challenge, as the human resources sector begins to grow and expand in news ways, thanks in large to technological advancements. It also means candidates are likely to retain some of their power when it comes to leveraging salary demands.

Using data from 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, our 2024 human resources salary guide is the ultimate industry salary checker. By using our guide to inform the average human resources salary UK professionals can expect, you’ll understand what HR jobs are worth across all regions of the UK, helping you to offer the best packages available and stand out when recruiting.

Over the last few years, mental health has been brought to the forefront of the business agenda, and HR professionals play a pivotal role in supporting employees through any difficulties. In 2024, HR departments will continue to invest in programmes that promote wellbeing, keeping a close eye on opportunities to enhance their offering.

Bukola Odofin

Human Resources Recruitment Expert, Reed

Who is this guide designed for?

Whether you’re looking to find out the UK average salary, what your current salary should be, what the next step on your career journey could see you earning, or whether you are paying your team in line with the rest of the industry, our HR salary guide allows you to compare UK salaries across a variety of HR roles – from talent acquisition manager salaries to HR consultant salaries – across all regions.

Are you an employer looking for human resources benchmarking advice?

You can use our HR salary guide to compare salaries and benefits, allowing you to ensure your remuneration packages are up to date and on par with the competition. Reed’s 2024 human resources salary guide uses data from jobs posted on since 2016 to give you the most accurate and up to date information, with salary predictions for 2025.

Are you trying to find out what you should be earning in the HR sector?

Use our 2024 salary guide to know your worth, help you decide on a new human resources job you have been offered, or even plan for the next step in your HR career – would you earn enough if you were to change role or move location?

What jobs does Reed’s HR salary guide cover?

Our 2024 human resources guide assess salaries and benefits across all 12 UK regions – ranging from the North East and Scotland to London and the South West – highlighting noteworthy developments using graphics to depict key salary changes over the past year.

Our salary and benefits guide will provide you with direction on salaries and benefits for some of the most prominent roles in the sector, including:

  • Business partner

  • HR advisor

  • HR director

  • Head of HR

  • Learning and development manager

  • Reward manager

  • Talent acquisition consultant

So, whether you’re looking to hire your next team member, or are curious about what salaries you may receive, you can use Reed’s guide for reassurance.

Why download Reed’s HR salary guide 2024?

This comprehensive guide draws upon a vast dataset derived from over 17 million jobs posted on since 2016, solidifying its status as the most trusted salary guide in existence. The analysis of such an extensive volume of data offers an unparalleled view of the sector, ensuring accuracy and reliability.

Our specialism experts provide key insight into the sector, with Reed’s regional directors discussing the local job landscape. This distinctive perspective, not available elsewhere, enhances the guide's richness and relevance.

Delving into the intricacies of HR roles across 12 UK regions, our guide highlights noteworthy developments using graphics to depict key salary changes over the past year. With a robust dataset spanning four years, it includes salary projections for the upcoming year and average salary data dating back to 2016.

For both jobseekers and employers alike, Reed's salary guide stands as an invaluable resource, offering unparalleled insights to keep you well-informed and ahead of the curve in 2024.

How can the Reed salary guides help with my benefits/rewards benchmarking?

As part of our suite of annual salary guides, we surveyed 5,000 UK workers, in November 2023, to help further inform you. You can read the full highlights in the ‘Our survey says’ section of the guide.  Key findings from our research include:

  • One-in-four professionals are feeling unhappy with their current salary

  • Only half of respondents feel confident they will achieve their comfortable salary at some point

  • Three-in-10 say they don’t receive any workplace benefits at all

  • The three most common benefits received are: flexi time (20%), a company pension higher than the required amount (18%), and an annual salary increment (18%)

  • Workers’ top-three desired benefits are: an annual salary increment (45%), a four-day working week (36%), and flexi time (36%).

To help you make an informed choice on all things UK salary and benefits in the human resources sector, download our free salary guide using the button above.

Reed salary guide 2024