20. Human Resources Manager
Median Salary: $83,200.00
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +14%
Total Employees: 34,500
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +12%
The modern HR manager does a lot more than payroll. With good workplace culture being recognized more than ever as key to productivity, these professionals are finding their skills in demand in many parts of the corporate structure, both private- and public-sector. With talent acquisition and retention becoming a pressing need as the first wave of baby boomers start retiring, someone who can find and hire the right people will continue to do well.