HR Salary Survey - Results and Summary

Viorela Marcu

You work in HR. You’re in charge of everything people-related within your organization. You might be involved in Recruiting, Learning & Development, Payroll, and many others, including analyzing and creating salary grades for each of your colleagues’ job categories. You know (in detail) the image of their industry mirrored in salary ranges for each seniority level.

But do you know what the salary ranges look for us, HR Professionals? You told us there is a need to have a more detailed picture of this, so we acted on it. We asked the HR Hub Community to respond to a questionnaire and, with their help, we gathered 1000 responses from all around Romania.

Let’s explore more!

Salary Ranges

Below you’ll find data for the most popular categories of roles. Please keep in mind that the difference between Bucharest and the rest of Romania in terms of salary is around 500 - 1000 RON Net.


* Junior - 0-3 years of experience; Mid - 3-5 years of experience; Senior - 5+ years of experience.

** HR Business Partners at mid level have at least 5-7 years of experience and 7+ at Senior level.

*** HR Managers at Mid level have at least 5-7 years of experience, while at Senior level they can reach 10+ years of experience.

The best paid HR Professionals can be found in one of the following industries: Information & Technology, FMCG, Banking, Pharma, Oil & Energy.

Key facts:

  • Most entry-level professionals work in Recruitment, followed by Payroll & Admin, HR Specialist, HR Generalist.
  • Salaries under 1500 RON Net are not so common for Bucharest - the only cases are those of HR Assistants and Agency Recruiters.
  • If we look at the senior level, the best paid are HR Business Partners and L&D Specialists (6500 - 7500 RON Net), while the other specialist roles (recruitment, C&B, OD) remain between 5500 - 6500 RON Net.
  • In smaller companies, a Senior HR Manager (10+ years of experience) can have an average salary of 4500 - 5500 RON Net.
  • Salaries in Consultancy - Recruitment Agencies are significantly smaller: a Junior Recruiter can go up to an average of 2500 RON Net, a Mid level up to 3500 RON Net and a Senior - 4500 RON Net.  


Sometimes, the benefits package can make the difference. We wanted to see which benefits are the most popular. On this topic, there weren’t many surprises, apart from the fact that working from home and having a flexible work schedule are entering the top 5 benefits:

  1. ‍Meal Tickets
  2. ‍Private Medical Insurance
  3. ‍Gym Membership/ Discount
  4. ‍Flexible Work Schedule
  5. ‍Work from Home

In terms of benefits, nowadays, time is the most important currency. This is one of the reasons why, more and more professionals are putting great price on the work from home benefit. Having this said, we decided it deserves a highlight per industry. Some industries are offering more flexibility (Telecom, Services, IT and BPO), while some of them are not that permissive (Logistics & Transport, Oil & Energy and Retail).

We hope the information we extracted out of your responses will be as useful to you as we found it.

Thank all of you who took some time to fill in the questionnaire!