Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

The average Human Resources Senior Vice President in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $160K per year. In the world of Human Resources Senior VPs, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $91K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $101K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $103K and $312K. Geographic location and years of experience 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. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Women make up the majority of Human Resources Senior VPs (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$99,771 - $244,274
MEDIAN: $160,011

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$99,771 - $244,274  
$5,034 - $91,016  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $100,671  
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).
$102,722 - $311,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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Job Description for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

  • Oversee human resources department, including communication and policy training.
  • Develop assessment and review strategies to determine current state, needs and outreach.
  • Direct performance assessment goals and standards.
  • Set workforce and training goals for the organization, including recruitment and talent growth.
  • Enforce organizational policies and investigate misconduct.

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Human Resources Senior VPs report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Recruiting, and Benefits & Compensation. Competency in Benefits & Compensation frequently indicates knowledge of Employee Relations.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Human Resources Senior VPs in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), San Francisco (+19 percent), and Atlanta (+2 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Philadelphia Human Resources Senior VPs earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategy Development
up arrow 25%

Organizational Development
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 9%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

National Average

up arrow 15%

Human Resources
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%