Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salary

Average pay for a Chief Human Resources Officer in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $148K per year. With some bonuses approaching $61K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $30K, overall incomes of Chief Human Resources Officers spread between $89K and $274K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Chief Human Resources Officers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$86,786 - $233,828
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MEDIAN: $148,429
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$86,786 - $233,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $60,737  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,799  
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$88,615 - $274,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Job Description for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Chief human resources officers (CHROs) hold a key administration position, regularly reporting to the chief executive officer and advising senior staff. They supervise all human resources administration for their company, including any human resources staff members. They design human resources practices and regulations, as well as present any proposals for changes to senior management and oversee implementation. Additionally, chief human resources officers help ensure their organization has the necessary workforce to meet all of business needs and goals.

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Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Tasks

  • Account for and maintain human resources disciplines such as compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition, and diversity.
  • Design, develop, implement, and manage human resource business projects and procedures.
  • Develop and improve recruiting practices and succession planning strategies.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the human resources department.
  • Oversee and ensure rewards programs are comprehensive, competitive, and align with business goals.

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Popular Skills for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)


Chief Human Resources Officers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Benefits & Compensation, and Labor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Employee Relations and Labor Relations. Those familiar with Employee Relations also tend to know Organizational Development and Labor Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Chief Human Resources Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $102K. Chief Human Resources Officers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $166K. Chief Human Resources Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $171K on average.

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What is it like working as a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)?

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in San Francisco:
"Challenging."
Pros: Working for a growing and profitable organization. Working directly with the Board of Directors. The ability to impact the profitability of the company.
Cons: Lots of stress, very long hours and extensive travel. This is a 24/7 job.

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Experience Affects Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries



National Average
$162,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries


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National Average
$162,000

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Labor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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