Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Salary

Chief Human Resources Officers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($149K) annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for Chief Human Resources Officers stretch from $87K on the lower end to $272K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $60K from bonuses and $30K from profit sharing. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Chief Human Resources Officers largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. More than half of Chief Human Resources Officers (65 percent) survey participants are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$85,625 - $234,295

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Salary
$85,625 - $234,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $60,120  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,799  
Total Pay (?
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$87,469 - $271,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. It is often found that people who know Employee Relations are also skilled in 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. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $110K. On average, Chief Human Resources Officers make $167K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $171K on average.

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:
"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

Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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National Average
$162,000

Benefits & Compensation
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Labor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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