Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary
Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States can expect to earn an average of $167K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Human Resources Senior VPs make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Human Resources Senior VPs are happy with their jobs. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$95,471 - $246,096|
|Bonus||$4,055 - $75,760|
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|$101,887 - $297,624|
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.Read More...
Human resources SVPs must stay up-to-date with changes in employment laws and regulations in all countries of operation and effectively manage their company's relationships with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. They must ensure that employee benefit programs and salaries are competitive within their industry to attract and retain skilled and talented employees, and they also serve as internal consultants for department managers and other executives.
A bachelor's degree in human resources, law, marketing, business administration, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some employers require a master's degree. Applicants should also have prior managerial experience, strong verbal and written communication skills, and leadership skills, and some may need to travel to visit their offices within the country or overseas. To keep their skills up-to-date, they may also attend relevant conferences and read professional business journals.
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
Surpassing the national average by 107 percent, Human Resources Senior VPs in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Human Resources Senior VPs will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+27 percent) and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Human Resources Senior VPs in Philadelphia take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average. Columbus and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 19 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.
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