Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

An average Human Resources Senior Vice President in the United States can expect to take home roughly $160K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Human Resources Senior VPs survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Human Resources Senior VPs are happy with their jobs. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,702 - $246,114
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MEDIAN: $159,809
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$97,702 - $246,114  
   
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$4,932 - $91,231  
Profit Sharing
$31,000  
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$103,346 - $311,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

Human resources senior vice presidents (SVPs) oversee human resources departments in large organizations. Alongside other executives, they work to establish policies and business strategies to ensure that their organization makes appropriate recruiting decisions, and they may be directly involved in interviewing applicants for higher-level positions. They must help ensure that the company is in compliance with all laws and regulations related to human resources (HR), and if their company operates globally, they must also understand the applicable laws and regulations in other countries.

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Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Tasks

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $177,923

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Human Resources Senior VPs that is 114 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+32 percent) and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)?

Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) in Salt Lake City:
`"$A Caring Change Management Skill Set A Must."`
Pros: The opportunity that I have to make recommendations for change that benefit the company strategy and the happiness of our people is extremely rewarding.
Cons: The unknown. With a large employee base within multiple entities, each day brings new challenges to maintain a focus on the strategic initiatives of the department. The weeds get dense and think without notice.

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Key Stats for Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
58%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$178,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

Strategy Development
▲24%

Organizational Development
▲12%

People Management
▲8%


National Average
$178,000



Recruiting
▼16%

Human Resources
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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