Compensation Data: Base Pay
To research your request, we looked up tech businesses that matched the $500 million to a $1 billion criteria then attempted to find compensation data for HR directors. However, after extensive research that looked at company websites, press releases, industry publications, and business-related social media profiles, we could not find any direct data about compensation for HR directors. Thus, we had to apply some elbow grease to determine the information. The range of base pay for HR directors in tech companies based in San Francisco is $130,000 to $317,000 per year while the average earned is $181,793.20. Below, I will describe how we arrived at this conclusion.
First, we looked up a list of top tech companies based in San Francisco. Via a list from a market website, we found that the companies Uber, Airbnb, and Slack match your criteria. Other top tech companies based in San Francisco, such as Shyp, do not meet your revenue criterion and thus were not included. Shyp has a revenue of $3.5 million and another top company, Medium, has a revenue of $4.4 million.
Data that directly and outright states an HR director’s compensation was not available, as stated above. However, we made the best-fit effort to determine compensation. For Uber, we found that the average HR employee is paid $78,906 with a range of $50,000 to $130,000. Judging from this information, we can deduce that the higher end of the spectrum is a director's position or that directors are at least paid close to $130,000.
Airbnb does not have a position directly labeled HR director but they have a “director of employee experience” which is analogous to human resources. Airbnb has highly paid salaries that range from $194,000 to $317,000 per year. We can assume that the director position is near $317,000 per year.
For Slack, we found that directors are generally paid $190,000 per year. While this is not specific to HR directors, we can assume HR directors are paid about that much. With the above three companies, we have a range of $130,000 to $317,000, but that range is rather large, so to temper it we found average HR director pay for San Francisco companies from Salary ($138,748) and GlassDoor ($133,094). We averaged the three companies’ HR director salaries with the two averages we found plus the two averages from the sites.
Directly finding information to fit your criteria was difficult as it did not exist in any of the resources we searched. However, using the information we had available, we were able to deduce the likely compensation for HR directors of tech companies in San Francisco. The averages we found were close to the general averages of HR directors in San Francisco listed by GlassDoor and Salary.