Browse Categories

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salary

Chief Human Resources Officers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $155K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash earnings of Chief Human Resources Officers range from $85K on the low end to $269K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $65K and $25K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women account for the majority of Chief Human Resources Officers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$84,281 - $228,683
MEDIAN: $144,804

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$84,281 - $228,683  
$0.00 - $64,564  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,511  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$85,467 - $269,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 200
United States (change)

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.


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.

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Chief Human Resources Officers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Benefits & Compensation, Employee Relations, and Labor Relations. Experience with Employee Relations is often linked with knowledge of Strategic Planning.

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Reviews

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

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in San Francisco:
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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

up arrow 4%

National Average

up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 6%

National Average

Organizational Development
up arrow 3%

Labor Relations
up arrow 7%

Employee Relations
up arrow 11%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%