Skilled Human Resource Managers are essential across all industries. Management positions often require a bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years of experience. Top executives may need to also earn a master’s degree and typically need extensive managerial experience. Many top executives advance within their own company, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions.
In Illinois, Human Resource managers make a average wage of $105,490 annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013. For more information on careers and salary information, visit their Human Resources Manager web page.