Not a Member? Get access to HR news and resources that you can trust.
HR professionals can play a key role in creating business efficiency—starting with their own department.
Is your employee handbook ready for the New Year? With SHRM’s Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Get the HR education you need without travel expenses or time out of the office.
We don't just visit a city, we take it over. Join us in NOLA -- June 18 - 21, 2017.
MONEY Magazine and Salary.com rate careers on salary and job prospects.
By Tara Kalwarski, Daphne Mosher, Janet Paskin and Donna Rosato
Top 10 Best Jobs
MONEY Magazine and Salary.com researched hundreds of jobs, considering their growth, pay, stress-levels and other factors. These careers ranked highest:
Human Resources Manager
Even lower-level managers are expected to design employee programs that also benefit the bottom line. International HR and compliance are especially hot. There's a wide variety of work, from self-employed benefits specialists to corporate recruiters and HR generalists.
What's cool The mission: to make work more rewarding for workers. You help shape corporate culture and strategy.
What's not Fighting the "fluffy HR" stereotype; firing people.
Top-paying job Senior HR directors make around $285,000; at the C-suite level, it's more like $1 million-plus.
Education Bachelor's degree, often followed by master's level work or professional certification.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies