Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salary

Pay for Human Resources Senior VPs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $156K per year. Total cash earnings of Human Resources Senior VPs range from $101K on the low end to $304K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $96K and $102K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Human Resources Senior VPs survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,072 - $241,855
MEDIAN: $156,432

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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.
$99,072 - $241,855  
$4,122 - $96,354  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $102,129  
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).
$101,092 - $303,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 14 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Benefits & Compensation and Recruiting also typically command lower compensation. Employee Relations is a skill commonly found among those who know Benefits & Compensation.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Senior Vice President (SVP) Salaries

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National Average

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

Strategy Development
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Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Employee Relations
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 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: 75% employee benefits None: 7%