A Human Resource Manager salary depends on the industry they decide to work in. As well as their position, level of experience, knowledge and skills. 

According to PayScale and Indeed, they can earn a monthly salary of between R 31 000 – R 33 500.

Some other Human Resource Job Levels and Salaries:

  • Assistant – Average monthly salary of R9 600 
  • Administrator – Average monthly salary of R16 000
  • Supervisor – Average monthly salary of R17 000 
  • Generalist – Average monthly salary of R23 000
  • Chief Officer Average monthly salary of R 84 000

What Is A Human Resource Manager?


The Human Resource Manager is responsible for the recruiting, development, salaries and wages, health and safety, and the labour relations of a company. 

They are the person staff goes to for all work-related issues.

Human Resource Manager’s Duties


HR managers perform many tasks, such as:

  • Conduct interviews and recruit new employees 
  • Create a healthy working environment 
  • Resolve any disputes or issues in the company 
  • Determine salaries and wages 
  • Ensure company is following labour laws 
  • Organising training programmes for employees

Human Resource Manager’s Skills 

Seven must-have skills of a HR manager include:

  1. Teamwork 
  2. Communication 
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Leadership 
  5. Multi-tasking 
  6. Organised 
  7. Recruitment and Selection 

Benefits Of Human Resources


Human Resource professionals are needed in every industry and the career comes with tons of benefits, such as:

  • Help employees to resolve both personal and work related problems
  • Build your network with professionals in your industry 
  • Gain job security 
  • Develop and gain valuable skills 
  • Have a high earning potential

How Do I Become A Human Resource Manager?


You can follow these steps to
become a successful HR professional:

  1. Network 
  2. Gain Industry Knowledge 
  3. Update Your CV
  4. Understand All HR Jobs
  5. Get A Qualification

1. Network 

Networking with the right people can give you opportunities to learn, develop and find jobs. Connect with people who are currently in the position you want to be in. They will be able to give you advice and assistance throughout your journey to becoming an HR professional.

2. Gain Industry Knowledge 

Always stay up to date with everything involved in the Human Resource industry. Find articles, journals, blogs or even contact your network. You cannot go into a job totally clueless, so gain some knowledge.

3. Update Your CV

Before you apply for a job, ensure that your CV is up to date, tailored to the position and ready to be sent to potential employers. 

Follow our tips on creating your CV

4. Understand All HR Jobs

There are many different roles in an HR department, and it is important to know what each one entails. This will help you to decide which one you would like to pursue, or understand each role better if you hope to become an HR manager.

5. Get A Qualification

Obtaining a Human Resources qualification will not only help you to land a job quicker, but it will also show potential employers that you have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your chosen career. 

Start Your Journey In Human Resources Today!


Here at Bellview Institute, we offer an accredited
Human Resource Management programme to help you become a successful HR professional.

Our Human Resource Management programme consists of:

This programme will allow you to gain your National Diploma, and valuable work experience at the same time, putting you ahead of the rest. 

Or maybe you are looking to gain some extra skills to boost your career. Click here to view our other courses.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to assist!

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Author: Kayla Preston
Last Updated: 09 April 2021

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